The existential joys of agile practice: a family tradition of care and craft
April 16th, 2011
A family tradition of care and craft
She took pride in her work matching the pattern at the seams no matter how complex. And she worked long hours.
She has arthritis from years handling heavy fabric.
He’s always pursued hobbies with an engineer’s precision. Book binding, restoring tube amplifiers, annealing, reshaping and tempering fishing hooks into an authentic 19th century fly fishing hook shape.
If people offered to pay him for his hobby, he’d move on to something else. He did these things for pleasure.
When she first tried out, her teachers wrote:
“You were chosen based on your ability to work well with your team and how well you cooperated with others.
We also looked at your ability to problem solve, on your own and within the group, your endurance, enthusiasm, and your handle and care for the pieces.”
My girl is a born agilist…