I've quoted this bit of worldly wisdom at a couple of other milestones on The Blob: 500th Post; 1000th Post. It is particularly apposite because today's post marks four (4) years of posting something on The Blob every day. I started The Blob in January 2013 to record the process of transition from a part-time job in a University to a full-on full-time commitment to The Institute - the shadowy organisation in the South-East of Ireland that pays my salary. According to Twain I should have turned to carpentry a year ago. I'm not ready to give up the blobbin' yet but I foresee a lot more sawing wood; an occupation which is useful, contemplative and good exercise.
- Orang utans can do it
- Robots can do it
- By heck and Jemima, women can do it
- Couples can do it
- Zambians do it shakily
- Japanese pull at it.
- Real men fell trees by hand . . .
- so long as they have a real woman on the other end of the saw