Tag Archives: philosophy

Travel Essentials

This is part of an ongoing theme to document travel and camping gear that has served me over the years.  These will be mirrored on the Traveler’s Gear page as I get them up. As a traveler, primitive technologist, peaceful … Continue reading

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Butcher block counter top.

Originally posted on Woodworker Network:
“If you remain insensitive to the individual characteristics of the material you are working with and cut regardless to a predetermined, exact measurement, then the finished piece will lack a certain wholeness and be little…

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Possessions

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.” Walden, Henry David Thoreau 1854.

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The Idler

Freedom Manifesto from Tom Hodgkinson I have read two of his books and five of his edited volumes so far and am amazed by how his sentiments match my own.  Learn more about this fascinating writer and editor at The … Continue reading

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Books

Books:  “Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage. They have no cause of their own … Continue reading

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Simple Wisdom

“It is never too late to give up your prejudices.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden 1854.

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Thoughts on Labor

The aim of the laborer should be, not to get his living, to get “a good job,” but to perform well a certain work; and, even in a pecuniary sense, it would be economy for a town to pay its … Continue reading

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