Manual labor is the foundation of my self expression.  To do it well, to do it beautifully, is a “whole-person” activity, engaging mental and emotional strengths as well as physical strength.

When digging and excavating the caves I break down all the movements into their simplest parts and reassemble them into the most efficient patterns and strategies that will accomplish the task while maintaining bodily ease.  Like a dancer, I “feel” the body and its movement in a conscious way. 

I’m fond of calling this “the dance of digging”,  and it is the secret of how this old man can get so much done.