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Old 05-27-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default Shopcraft as Soulcraft, by Matthew B. Crawford

This looks like a very interesting book, for those of you who read.

Amazon.com: Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work: Matthew B. Crawford: Books

It's getting a lot of good press, so I ordered a copy for myself and paid for a book, something I rarely do. So much easier to raid the Goodwill drop box, ya know.

Here's another article written by him in the NYT. Very nice analysis of the blue collar vs. white collar world. Read it. It also has a very awful description of white collar hell on earth. Amazing what we'll do for a buck.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/ma...nted=1&_r=1&em

Turns out this guy lives and works near me. I will have to seek him out.

Here's a link to his shop website:

Shockoe Moto

Enjoy.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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Good article. Even though I work on avionics I still build furniture and wrench motorcycles at home. It keeps me sane... well as close to sane as I get anyhow.
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:21 PM   #3
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That's an interesting point of view. I never really gave any thought to cube rats other than to thank my lucky stars I ain't one of them. I spent my working carreer since I was 17 being surrounded by rumbling high pressure steam boilers and piping systems, screaming steam turbines, coal pulverizers that make your chest ache with the vibration, heat, noise and dust and loved every minute of it. I couldn't imaine any other way to make money.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:11 PM   #4
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That's an interesting point of view. I never really gave any thought to cube rats other than to thank my lucky stars I ain't one of them. I spent my working carreer since I was 17 being surrounded by rumbling high pressure steam boilers and piping systems, screaming steam turbines, coal pulverizers that make your chest ache with the vibration, heat, noise and dust and loved every minute of it. I couldn't imaine any other way to make money.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:36 PM   #5
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That was a great article! I've spent 35 years becoming a dependable and competent mech. It doesn't come from a book, like everything else it has to be in you. Should be respected but often is not. Thanks for the article and the heads up on the book. I think I'll try my hand at reading.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:00 PM   #6
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Thanks dear for sharing your sites with us and i know more details with sharing my thoughts with you

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