Puzzle Pieces

Seeds, ideas, and inspiration for a well crafted life...
~ Tuesday, July 23 ~
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Ladies bathroom in Westside Tavern, Bend, OR

Ladies bathroom in Westside Tavern, Bend, OR

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~ Monday, July 22 ~
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~ Friday, July 19 ~
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“A good, simple expression of this scenario comes when someone says something like “think outside the box”, or that they need to “broaden their horizons”. These are ultimately true, but all you can do inside of a realm of authority is think inside another box. Or, better yet, broaden the number of boxes you are involved in.“
- Jonah Hakanson
For more on the realms of authority and permission, check out this post at Brutally Naked. I should probably point out that the “me” in this comic is not actually ME. My little boxes look a bit different…

A good, simple expression of this scenario comes when someone says something like “think outside the box”, or that they need to “broaden their horizons”. These are ultimately true, but all you can do inside of a realm of authority is think inside another box. Or, better yet, broaden the number of boxes you are involved in.

- Jonah Hakanson

For more on the realms of authority and permission, check out this post at Brutally Naked. I should probably point out that the “me” in this comic is not actually ME. My little boxes look a bit different…

Tags: my art comic strip realm of authority realm of permission people in power think outside the box broaden your horizons freedom little box big box Jonah Hakanson
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~ Monday, July 8 ~
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Today - don’t go to work, wear yellow, go on a walk, sing songs, make a new friend. Stop participating in a broken system. General strike!

Today - don’t go to work, wear yellow, go on a walk, sing songs, make a new friend. Stop participating in a broken system. General strike!

Tags: general strike anarchism civil disobedience peace yellow
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~ Sunday, July 7 ~
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thornproof:

prepologist:

Missing You!

*2013

Too true.

thornproof:

prepologist:

Missing You!

*2013

Too true.

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~ Monday, June 24 ~
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"We participate in a system that practically ignores the intentions and values of its people. Things might be changing for the better, all the time, but to see new programs of not-so-covert domestic spying and foreign assassination grow up in the wake of a decade of war should not make us comfortable. Direct action works, sort of. Walking around with signs and squatting in public parks does NOTHING… obviously. So, if you could combine the notion of protest with an examined life, you could easily commit to a General Strike on the principle of demonstration. In other words, turning our backs on the systems that brutalize humanity is difficult for us, but ultimately beneficial to those who suffer. The machine needs our participation, and counts on our beating-around-the-bush and our vague reluctance and our paralytic white middle-class liberal guilt. We’re just scared to do something on purpose. But, I am NOT talking about setting up to confront police in the streets. I’m talking about “dropping out” of the participation in the economy that benefits a brutal system.” 
- Jonah Hakanson
http://brutallynaked.wordpress.com/

"We participate in a system that practically ignores the intentions and values of its people. Things might be changing for the better, all the time, but to see new programs of not-so-covert domestic spying and foreign assassination grow up in the wake of a decade of war should not make us comfortable. Direct action works, sort of. Walking around with signs and squatting in public parks does NOTHING… obviously. So, if you could combine the notion of protest with an examined life, you could easily commit to a General Strike on the principle of demonstration. In other words, turning our backs on the systems that brutalize humanity is difficult for us, but ultimately beneficial to those who suffer. The machine needs our participation, and counts on our beating-around-the-bush and our vague reluctance and our paralytic white middle-class liberal guilt. We’re just scared to do something on purpose. But, I am NOT talking about setting up to confront police in the streets. I’m talking about “dropping out” of the participation in the economy that benefits a brutal system.”

- Jonah Hakanson

http://brutallynaked.wordpress.com/

Tags: general strike anarchism civil disobedience peace
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~ Friday, June 21 ~
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Appeal for a General Strike

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~ Monday, June 3 ~
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The solarium project is winding down. I spent the last week making sure the small pieces fit, and then yesterday the clients and the architect came to the shop and we did the official “fit up”. I’m delighted that everything went together properly and am pretty pleased with my joinery overall. I cut my first mortise last May while I was at Aprovecho - I never imagined that I would be cutting a frame for clients a year later…! Kind of amazing.

The architect decided that he wanted two more braces between the king posts and the ridge beam, so I have that to finish up - then I’m done! The raising will take place sometime in August, in gorgeous Seal Rock, OR. Party on the coast! Can’t wait. :)

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~ Friday, May 17 ~
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I’m cutting the frame for a solarium. Under the watchful eye of my boss, but as the Lead on this project (!), I’ve laid out knee braces, posts, tie and ridge beams, and made mortises and tenons, routed out housings, and drilled peg holes galore. I’m cutting cleaner, working faster, and wrapping my head around the trigonometry involved a bit better everyday. Exiting times in the life of an apprentice timber framer! :)

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~ Wednesday, April 24 ~
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More images from the tadelakt workshop with Ryan Chivers of Artesano Plaster that I attended last weekend -

Top to bottom: Freshly applied tadelakt plaster on a tile and a ball; ‘stoning’ the tadelakt to achieve the smoothness and waterproofing; finished balls and tiles, with some of the stones used; applying the first coat of tadelakt to the bathroom walls; soaping the tadelakt with olive oil soap; a bit of scrafito detailing on a finished tadelakt tile.

Tags: tadelakt plastering natural plasters Artesano Plaster workshop scrafito
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