Monday, April 06, 2015

working together for good and without fear.

I was intrigued by this quote from New Hampshire Furniture Master, Tom McLaughlin, describing his experience in teaching woodworking in a New Hampshire State Prison. "Working together for good and without fear." It could be a mantra for society at large.  It seems that the major barrier that folks face in working together is the irrational fear they may have of each other. But working together reminds us of the values we share and that there is no need for fear.

So where do we start? Make, fix, create and share what you've learned with others.

When you give away who you are, you will never run out of stock.

My editor, Matthew sent me a link to an opinion piece at the New York Times, describing the value of tinkering with kids. Yes it's about learning. Yes it is about fun. It should also be noted that development of craftsmanship is the foundation of human culture and human values.

Make, fix and create...

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