Tag Archives: philosophy

Choosing Our Stuff

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris I have come across these words many times in my long quest for a decent life.  Sometimes when you … Continue reading

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Sharpening is a Simple Act

Thank you Paul Sellers for stating an obvious but nearly lost truth.  There are far too many needless and complicated gizmos, devices, and “new technologies” for a 2,500 year old task.  Clever marketers have figured out that we can blame … Continue reading

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The Making of a Cabinetmaker – Part I

Originally posted on Lost Art Press:
I took kindly to woodworking. In fact, I was brought up in the woods until I was seven years of age. During these first seven years of my life I saw my father only…

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Children

Kindness to children, love for children, goodness to children—these are the only investments that never fail. Henry David Thoreau

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Don’t let your sadness take you down

“A sad soul can kill you quicker, much quicker, than any germ.” Henry David Thoreau

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