"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


More books....

Current bookshelf.... 

The Boy Mechanic, by the editors of "Popular Mechanics' magazine
Funny, interesting, practical although not necessarily useful drawings and directions for woodworking and other projects

A Place of my Own,  by Michael Pollan
So well-written, it almost doesn't matter what the topic is.  In this instance, however, it's a good subject, too: a journal about building a small cabin by hand, as a beginner carpenter.....with many digressions into the literary and social implications of the process, as well as practical details.  An absorbing read.

Fierce Conversations, by Susan Scott
I'm ambivalent about this one, although I do intend to finish it.  Basically, an exploration of enriching conversations---some good ideas but very slow-paced.

All Marketers tell stories, by Seth Godin.
What needs to be said?  It's a Seth Godin book.  That alone makes it worth the read.

Up next....(as soon as it arrives on my doorstep, actually):
The Art of Nonconformity, by Chris Guillebeau.
I read a great post about this on Johnny B. Truant's blog and immediately ordered the book.  More, as soon as I get to read it....

What are you reading?  I'm interested to hear....

See you tomorrow.


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