Category Archives: work

The information age ushering in a silent workplace

On the way home from work today, I was listening to NPR and heard a segment about how office machines today are nearly silent and that a piece written for Expo 1964 by the Swiss composer Rolf Liebermann would be … Continue reading

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“Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper” by Martin Espada

xxxxxx At sixteen, I worked after high school hours at a printing plant that manufactured legal pads: Yellow paper stacked seven feet high and leaning as I slipped cardboard between the pages, then brushed red glue up and down the … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day

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Load

I really do love my job, but when I saw this animation I immediately felt the imminent beginning of the new school year and the myriad responsibilities this work entails.

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“The Real Work” by Wendell Berry

It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that … Continue reading

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Discarded photos

On the door to my studio I have alternating displays of selections from my post card collection. Because Japan is  a soon to be tangible piece of our lives, I presently have some of my Japanese postcards on display. In … Continue reading

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Beautiful tools

I have purchased a beautiful new garden tool. Well, for me it’s new, but historically it is quite ancient. It’s called a Kana hoe and is used for weeding. One just runs it across the surface of the earth or … Continue reading

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