Monday, December 15, 2008

Chris Cleave: shedworker

Chris Cleave is a writer and journalist who writes about life as a shedworker in his Guardian column. Here's a taster:
"Theodore Roosevelt said of his eldest daughter: "I can be president of the United States, or I can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both." Although the professional burdens of the 26th president weren't nearly as weighty as mine, I do feel some sympathy. For parents who work at home, like Teddy and me, it's hard to avoid pestering our children while they attempt to play. So, to achieve a clean separation between work and life, I've built a tiny shed at the end of our garden. I've made it like a real office with blue carpet tiles, a computer that crashes, and a patronising fellow to lecture me on what I did wrong to the computer."
You can also see him at work in his garden office in the video clip above in which he talks about his novel The Other Hand (Little Bee in US/Canada).

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:03 AM

    Hello Chris,

    Your commentary is as well crafted as your handiwork. What fun to find your site. Do you do your own graphics in the video as well? How do you get those images to obey you so beautifully? Most impressive!

    In the meantime...
    Believe Well!

    Adelaide Zindler, B.S., FP
    The Savvy Parent Coach and
    the Original Genpreneur

    where life long learners launch!