I had a moment yesterday in the shop where I realized an irony of a owning a 'hand-made' business: I use the i-pad on the right as much or more than the file in the back. It is interesting to consider that something we consider 'virtual' is so very real in our practice. Yes, we have to be good with hammers, grinders, files, and, oddly, dental instruments (center back), but we also must be good with the tools of community and information.
We recently entered a contest of American-made crafts in Martha Stewart Living and would be thankful for your help in voting and putting the word out. Online voting closes in mid-September. Luke and I spent some quality time putting together our thoughts in what ended up a brief package, and we would love to hear your feedback.
Thanks so much,