The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pencils and World Peace

Jay O'Laughlin brought the following video to my attention. Since it is such a good follow-up to yesterday's post, and so timely with a respect to the state of the world today, I hope you'll take a couple of minutes to view it, and contemplate.


Thanks, Jay.


jayo said...

Go Woodies ought to know that the pencil-builder is Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman (1912-2006).

@suscred said...

Possibly the single person most responsible for the mess this world is in today, nobel prize or not!