Is this really “hard work?”

Don’t you hear people talking about “working hard” all the time?  We hear that from a highly paid CEO, from wealthy athletes, from a guy on a construction crew, and from a stay-at-home mom.   What gives us the feeling of working too hard? Saturday morning I grabbed a wheelbarrow, a shovel and a rake and headed for the back section of a nature trail through the woods on our property.  The temperature was officially at 99 degrees, the wood chip pile I intended to spread was dirty and dry and the trail wound up and down over rocks.  It took … Read More

What’s your dream life?

If you’re a troubled teenage guy I can recommend NarrowGate as a place for personal discovery as you ride horses, fish, forge iron and build furniture.  If you’re a college student you can intern with Keza in Rwanda or Kenya to help design jewelry for ladies escaping poverty there. But what if you’re 40 or 50 and burned out but unsure about how to explore a new career.  No one’s looking for a 53-yr-old intern or a 46-yr-old apprentice.  Brian Kurth saw his own life slipping away each morning while stuck in his 2-3 hour commute to his boring job in … Read More