birds in a barrel's mission is to release creative nonfiction into the wild.

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

What is a home?

Though recently I quoted Shaw:
that it may be good to be used
up in work - - one has presumed
in right livelihood - - a thing slower

is my main thesis in more
proximal parlance and reality.
That is to say, I believe fer-
vently in napping, in getting

Less Done. The human race has
accomplished altogether too much,
if we get down to brass tacks.
Our worth is not "production" as such.

In fact, did we not learn from
Zen and motorcycles that quality
is it? Quantity is almost our on-
ly measure, and that measure: money.

The worth of my work comes
in two parts: losing myself in
the task at hand and relaxing when
the doing ends. Going home.

Business Calculus

An Artful Regret