As we consider Boats for difficult times, we need to reassess what we mean by cost and utility. Cost not only in money or even in money at all. If a boat is built outside the money economy many other factors take precedence. Likewise, if we remove the exaggerated cost/benefits provided by fossil fuels – so long as we ignore the so-called externalities – we must measure utility in ways we may not readily recognize.


Art and Craft both deal with meaning. In Communion we integrate what we’ve found. Sharing our gifts with others. In Art we grapple with questions of meaning. In Craft we grapple with our limitations. In Communion we reach out. Build relationships. Integrate our human community within the greater community of all life. Engaging with CommunityContinue reading “Communion”


In Art we grapple with questions of meaning. I’ve been a visual artist since before I dared admit it! It took me a while to realize it. I’d been to Boat School and worked designing and building boats before I returned to college to study Art. I’ve had wonderful teachers: Donald Lent, and Robert FeintuchContinue reading “Art”


Learning is Central:
Sharing our gifts,
Working together,
Teaching and learning in reciprocity.
Entering into shared Inquiry,
Maintaining these practices as a way of life.