I’m a Quaker logger. That in itself appears to make me unique. I also kayak, climb trees professionally and whistle seriously. I enjoy working outdoors. I enjoy hard physical work and the satisfaction of seeing what’s been done at the end of the day. Work is a mixture of intellectual, philosophical and contemplative stimulation. I love to write, and hope to share that love with you. I have perspectives that are different because my vantage point, whether up in a tree or under a truck, is different.
I have read that a blog should be focused, which I’m not. There are likely to be entries under 3 headings: Quaker related stuff, work related stuff, and odd things I’ve noticed.
I have a number of motivations for blogging,not the least of which is that I consider all of life as ministry. Some of the issues I plan to write about include the following: It has been my observation that logging is widely demonized and significantly misunderstood. Quakers are, according to some, extinct (that was the Shakers.) As society becomes more urbanized, we lose more of our connection with nature. It is my hope that these posts can help readers experience the beauty, glory and resilience that is all around us.
I am a Christian and try to live my life accordingly. I use Christian vocabulary at times because that is in my comfort zone. If that makes you uncomfortable, please try to translate. I believe that adherence to Christ’s messages and teachings is transformative of our earthly lives. It is my hope that even if you don’t agree with my point of view, these posts will at least cause you to consider why you hold the views you do and the places we share common ground.