Hope in the Dark

Barbara gave me this and a handful of other books during our recent visit in State College. This was a perfect fit for my day full of airplanes and airports yesterday. I finished it as we touched down in Sacramento. Delicious. Hope in the Dark was first published shortly after the United States invaded Iraq

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The Soul of a Tree, a woodworker’s reflections, by George Nakashima

  What an engrossing book! Part philosophy, part cultural history, an intriguing walk through the mind of a man who was one of the preeminent designers and furniture makers of the 20th century. Filled with photographs and beautiful sketches of trees/wood/tools, Nakashima shares his personal history and beliefs alongside his approach to, and reverence for,

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