ON THE PATH
I am very excited to be presenting this new format for the Tenkara Path blog. As you will see, there are some great new features to explore and enjoy. Its a little like a newsletter with each month offering some regular features. This new format is going to be a lot of fun as it allows you to explore different topics and find some wonderful places to inspire you. I hope to take you on a journey across the landscape of tenkara and continue offering you my own insights, experiences, and stories while also sharing some interesting content from across the "tenkarasphere."
I am always interested in hearing from readers too about their ideas or things they want to share. Please don't think twice about sharing articles, information, hacks or even recipes with me.
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If you didn't catch my December debacle on my Instagram account, Let me catch you up a little on what happened to me in December. The month started out okay and I was very excited to run a sale on everything in my etsy shop. That sale would be quickly pulled though as I had a little run in with my chop-saw and my left index finger. Fortunately it wasn't about the blade of the saw but rather the piece of wood I was cutting. The item twisted at a weak spot and snapped sending the piece flying across my finger. Eight stitches later and a sigh of relief that I didn't cut the tendon, I had to close down my sale, refund back orders, and take a day or so to think about my life a woodworker and maybe more importantly as a professional magician a serious consideration. Its hard to shuffle cards when you have one less digit. While my finger healed I had some time to think about my mistake.
Should I quit woodworking? Why did I feel I needed to rush?
Experiences in life happen to us all. Accidents usually happen though because we are rushing. I was certainly rushing through the process when this happened. When we slow down to see the messages in our experiences we can actually grow. For me this was a reminder to be in the moment. Cutting corners can sometimes cut off fingers. I want to be more aware of the things I am doing. It is easy to get swept up in the culture of fast results, quick fixes, shortcuts, express lanes, broadband and even food.
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