I have been designing and building furniture and other objects in wood most of my working life except if you count a short stint as a social worker after college and delivering newspapers in grammar school oh and delivering drugs ( from a pharmacist ; ) in high school. I guess I've always worked. You can say that I'm a socialist with enterpronorial underpinnings. Intensely introspective and explorative, what I did learn from my experiences is formost, patience, but also persistence and perseverance. Father Time is always smiling at me in disbelief; over the years, I've become a formidable woodworker, designer, and a good scientist. And I've come to LOVE nature. Rational thought with an infusion of emotion is key. Staring at the trees that surround my house at sunset, as the shadows they cast change and fade, for me, explode into eureka moments; thoughts and emotions begin to converge and truth almost seems within ones' grasp. The river flows over and under, within and without.
I'm at a point in my life where I feel the need to 'give back' in small or even big ways. Beside my eureka moments, I am most happy when seeing others happy also. Now that I'm finished with a career in formal teaching maybe I'll have the chance.