All posts filed under: Work

Shop Class as Soul Craft

Matthew Crawford writes a great treatise on the value of manual labor and the trades in his book Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work. I just finished my second reading of this book, having read it a few years ago.  […]

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Working Man’s Poetry

Carl Sandburg, born 1878, worked as an organizer for the Wisconsin Social Democratic Party and as secretary to Milwaukee’s first Socialist mayor, 1910-1912.  The Wisconsin Social Democratic Party later became the state affiliate for the Social Democratic Party of America, which later became a political […]

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Life on a Kibbutz

While visiting Israel I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon at the Yad Mordechai Kibbutz. Israel stressed me out, but for some odd reason, I felt at peace and was fascinated with the kibbutzim.  It was very peaceful, quiet, and green.  It seemed to […]

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