Slow

Almost every week Sensei says this in practice: "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." — Confucius Studied deliberation seems harder than going fast. But, at this time I'm under little economic compulsion to produce in haste, and going slow allows me time to master what I …

Smell

I entered my shop this morning to the smell of linseed oil, varnish, and wood shavings. I was transported to my friend's boat shop in Newbury, to the WoodenBoat School in Brookline, Maine, to the shipyard I worked in one summer and to the shops of mentors and friends from over the past fifty years. …