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…

Yet Another Diversion: College, Skills, and Work

As the weather offers us a brief glimpse of sunshine and milder temperatures here in Southwestern Ontario, I feel the winds of change approaching. Doesn’t everyone go through a little mini transformation, a shedding of the skin, when springtime approaches? Houses are cleaned of rubbish, cars are scrubbed free of ice and salt, and winter…

Time is Elastic

In and out of focus, time turns elastic In and out of focus, in and out of focus, time turns elastic In and out of focus, in and out of focus, time turns… [Song by Phish – Time Turned Elastic] Reading through the links on my Facebook page this morning, I came across an article…