Friday, February 01, 2008

Floating shedworking

There's a nice piece by Joe Houlihan in The Block Island Times about the delights of shedworking, particularly about shedworking on a boat. This is how he describes it:
"My shed is 30 feet long, weighs 9,000 pounds, and is 10-and-a-half feet wide. It floats in a slip in a marina, in Newport Harbor. My sailboat-shed serves many purposes. My wife, dog and I sail her in the spring, summer and fall. We have fun on the boat. I also stay aboard her some nights in the summer for work-related reasons. In winter, though, the boat becomes my shed, and it is where I make what I like to make most: sentences, like the ones you’re reading right now. I have several tools in my shed besides this laptop. In the main cabin, I keep my tools within easy reach. When I need to craft short, punchy sentences, I pull down Hemingway for ideas. A torn, battered and over-read copy of McMurtry’s “Lonesome Dove” may be required to develop dialogue. Twain’s “Huck Finn” sits next to McMurtry."
Well worth a browse.

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