Getting Lost is Not a Waste of Time

“We can park the van and walk to town Find the cheapest bottle of wine that we could find And talk about the road behind How getting lost is not a waste of time Le Bois d’Amour will take us home And in a moment we will sing as the forest sleeps” – Jack Johnson,Continue reading “Getting Lost is Not a Waste of Time”

Live Well With Who Has None

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, Drink the wild air’s salubrity: When the star Canope shines in May, Shepherds are thankful and nations gay. The music that can deepest reach, And cure all ill, is cordial speech: Mask thy wisdom with delight, Toy with the bow, yet hit the white. Of all wit’s uses,Continue reading “Live Well With Who Has None”

The Sorting of Stuff

“Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson We’re all built on the stuff of those who came before us. We inherit the good and the bad stuff, andContinue reading “The Sorting of Stuff”

An Infinite Sea

When I was 17 I was sure I’d found my vocation. I’d become a draftsman, and the drafting table was a place where time flew by in a blur. But even then the ripples of change were in the air, and CAD (Computer-Aided Design) was taking over. Pencils couldn’t keep up with programming, and IContinue reading “An Infinite Sea”

Experience with Emerson

Experience with Emerson “Life is not intellectual or critical, but sturdy.  Its chief good is for well-mixed people who can enjoy what they find, without question…  To fill the hour, – that is happiness, to fill the hour and leave no crevice for a repentance or an approval.  We live on surfaces, and the trueContinue reading “Experience with Emerson”