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My principle desire in life is to enable others. I am an enabler, and I am proud of it. I like to teach workshops. I like to write books on technique. I like to encourage people in their enterprises. I can always find positive things to say about the ideas and work of others. And, I will often offer to help. This trait does not make me a good person. If I am not careful, my encouragement can quickly lose its value. I get tired and, oh so slightly dogged, if the idea does not start to gather momentum. I am a designer.

This sunset made my daughter cry because she became aware of her mortality; this sunset made me want to do more, try harder and... knit a Fair Isle vest. A vest would inevitably remind me of that evening in Brighton.

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