Tuesday, May 18, 2010

attention, hands on....

An article in the New York Times Business Section tells of the difficulties that pilots are having, now that they no longer actually fly planes. Their job in the cockpit is now to "manage and monitor" rather than fly, and they are actually losing the ability to pay attention. As Attention Wanders, Rethinking the Autopilot By Christine Negroni. I am reminded of Saturday's poem about the potter. Scroll down to read it in case you missed it.

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center in Occidental, CA has an ongoing set of classes relevant to those who aspire to wisdom of the hands, or fingerspitzengefühl. Among upcoming events is a woodshop for women, offering a basic set of woodworking skills.

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