Tag: Craftsmanship

Look Out Boss! It’s the Bots!

            The closing paragraphs of ‘The New Yorker article, ‘Machine Hands’ (John Seabrook), contain this little nugget: “It’s also possible that this second wave of A.I.-based mechanization will automate the farmer’s job long before it removes the need for…

Linguistic Myopia | Art as Remedy (Vlog)

You can’t fix what you can’t describe…you can’t describe what you can’t see…A brief take on a problem I’ve been trying to pin down for years. I propose that a lot of the depression, ennui, and disaffection is due to a poor descriptive capacity….

How Great It Feels – Musings on Creativity

Don’t forget how great it feels to create. To have a finished product, or to be working towards a finished product. People are often miserable. There are a billion things to be miserable about, many with good cause. But, there is balm, there is…

Birdie’s Window and Did Crichton Float?

I do a song, and I’m going to be doing book reviews, so I thought I’d start with Sphere. This Michael Crichton classic is one of my favorite reads and I only just now noticed how it may be related to a float tank…

TAP # 8 – Procrastinating Writer – Stray Thoughts on Craftsmanship

Partially just a way to say that it’s ok to be dorky and amateurish. And partially the introduction of another concept. I’ve done various versions of the idea that: ‘learning music and math is good for everyone — because it builds discipline.’ This one…

TAP # 7 – Time Management in a Post Industrial Economy +

I give a brief description of an idealized day for an indie sorta guy or gal. I also discuss the need for a stronger emphasis on craftsmanship in arts as a vehicle for economy and SANITY. Thanks for stopping by.   More articles and…