Monthly Archives: April 2012

Dovetailed Hello World

Box. Pine, 3×3.5×3 inches. I made this box as a woodworking version of writing the ‘hello world’ program when first learning a programming language  — a simple, but complete thing, done to grasp some basic concepts. Using hand tools requires an understanding … Continue reading

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Status Anxiety

“The price we have paid for expecting to be so much more than our ancestors is a perpetual anxiety that we are far from being all we might be.” “Because of the nature of this economy, the most evident feature … Continue reading

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The first Jiaozi

The first Jiaozi I ate tried to kill me. It happened in China as I’d sought refuge from the stiffening effect of winter, in a restaurant warmed by the steam used as their sole cooking method. The menu was equally limited; Baozi or Jiaozi. I generally defaulted to … Continue reading

Posted in Disremembering, Road Stories