Motorcycle Drive to Waterdown, Ontario

On a chilly Sunday afternoon, my boyfriend and I headed out for a motorcycle ride in the general direction of Hamilton. The temps were around -13°, and wind speeds at around 28 km/hr (41 km/hr gusts). Made possible by our supply of heated clothing from Gears Canada, i.e. glove liner and vest, we still felt…

Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford

Crawford, Matthew B. (2009). Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work. The Penguin Press; New York.  As those I’ve had the occasion to speak with about employment well know, I am obsessed with the value and significance of work. This beautifully-written book by Matthew Crawford provides a philosophical investigation of abstract, knowledge-based…