“Growth, Mentorship and Joyfulness”

by | Aug 22, 2019 | 4 comments

Sangjie Zhaxi is a documentary studies student at Duke University who spent a semester in my shop, taking photos and talking about his life in Tibet. His grandparents in the countryside of Tibet were woodworkers and lived a simple life making many things by hand.

Sometimes I feel that I have a rather selfish job, doing something I love producing something that doesn’t feed the poor, prevent diseases, end wars or fight racism. Narrated by Sangjie’s soothing voice, this video slideshow makes me feel a little better:

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Peter Follansbee
4 years ago

Congrats on that Elia; a very nice presentation that captures you quite well.

Donavan L Swenson
4 years ago

Nice blog! Good looking lady, I mean, you have it going man!I sure enjoyed seeing you on The Wood right show with Roy about a week ago, you make it look so easy.

4 years ago

Hello Elia:
That is a very nice presentation and a great advertisement for your class. The only thing missing is a comment on how good the food is!
Best wishes

4 years ago

Very nice!

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