Much has been written about how distracted we are all becoming in our daily lives. Nothing new there.
What surprises me is just how submissive and accepting we, myself included, all are to this.
I’ve been listening to Tim Ferriss’ excellent podcast recently, and was blown away by an interview with ex-chess prodigy Joshua Waitzkin in which he shares some of his thoughts and techniques he now uses in his new role as a performance coach.
I came across the stunningly beautiful work of woodworker Greg Klassen today. Greg produces all sorts of hand-crafted furniture in Lynden, Washington (which is about as as far north as you can go in the US, being just south of Vancouver). All his work is lovely, but the River Collection really captured my imagination. Greg takes hunks of hewn native Pacific Northwestern tree, splits it and creates furniture, mostly tables, with a permanent glass river of their own running through them.