Just a quick note to say that I’m reading at Broadway Books this Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7pm. This is to let folks know about my new book called Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction. 

The talk that night will focus on several items. The first is the importance of your particular voice, stance, point of view. No one else has it. The world awaits.

Next is the connection I believe exists between our hands and our minds and why it is so important to keep that connection limber and well-oiled.

Last and most importantly for us knuckleheads at the woodworking bench is the topic of forgiveness. It is never a question of whether I will make a mistake. The only question is how soon will my next screw up occur. And when it does, the fix usually takes less time than the complaining about how stupid I seem to be that day and every day and why won’t these tools do what I ask them to, and on ad infinitum. Let it go. Forgive yourself your mistakes and make the fix. Forgiveness is so important for us at the bench.

I hope to see you at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway in Portland. 7pm. Bring your brain and your dancing shoes.


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1 Response to Reading

  1. Zack says:

    Awesome perspective on things, I like your take on mistakes, newsflash, THEY HAPPEN! Some people internalize and get angry, some (like you) realize that there is nothing you can do about it except learn, and move forward, and hopefully make less mistakes next time!

    Glad to hear everything is going well, and excited to see where this journey takes you next!

    Best of luck!



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