Un-American, The New Patriotic

Un-American, The New Patriotic.

About michaellangford2012

Timber framer, boatbuilder, dreamer, writer, musician; collector of books, tools, aphorisms. "There is nothing, absolutely nothing…half so much worth doing…as simply messing about in boats."
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4 Responses to Un-American, The New Patriotic

    • I think a lot of people have confused anger with ideology.

      Spent the afternoon yesterday talking with Mark Bickford, a cabinetmaker who lives just off Cato Springs Rd. Hand-planed, dovetailed Craftsman pieces in oak, cherry, walnut, maple. First-rate artisan. We met to talk about how to begin creating a school. There’s certainly a need, and nobody is attempting to meet it, if you have thoughts or ideas, I would be interested. M

  1. Alonzo Jones says:

    Well, I have no skills/experience in such things (like, starting/organizing a school) but, I would be happy to sit down with you about it. Who knows.. I just might ask a useful question. I do think that a boat building or cabinetmaking, timber framing, etc. school in the middle of the country would be awesome. Seems that when it comes to arts/crafts education, Arkansas is in a vast desert (in spite of the fact that we have a lot of good arts/crafts people around here.) Hey, how about an “Arrowmont” right here in NWA?
    — l

    • I think it’s mostly about philosophy. Non-profit vs. for profit, how-to vs. why…and there has to be a certain momentum. I can pull together half a dozen really good artisans in their different fields, and we should all retire to a good alehouse and sort this out proper…

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