THIS IS NOT A BOOK
Why Printed Books Matter and Why E-Books Can't Take Their Place
E-book inspired by closure of local library during pandemic. Written and published within the shelter-in-place period.
In the absence of opportunities for lightness, we are left to plod ahead. And while a human being possesses a tremendous capacity to plod, the result is not as fruitful or innovative as work that is lifted on updrafts of joy.
DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PERIOD, EVERYTHING IS HARDER—HERE IS WHY
I am beginning to understand the conceit built into biography, particularly the biography of an artist. As though the life itself is a painting, we look for a frame to hold it.... But if the ideas of the artist really could be expressed this squarely, then the art would have been superfluous and the artist never would have come to our attention as someone worthy of a biography.
“IT IS A PLEASANT STORY”: AMBIGUITIES IN THE LIFE OF HENRY OSSAWA TANNER
What kind of world do you want to have? It is easy to succumb to the pressure to allow all of the time to be filled by pursuits that fit the context of work, obligations, passive recreation, and the forms of busyness that all of our neighbors and associates can understand. But shouldn’t the world and its possibilities be bigger than this?
THE CASE FOR YOUR ART:
7 REASONS TO KEEP GOING
Peter Zelinski is a writer and an engineer. He is most widely known for his work related to manufacturing. He is the editor-in-chief of two major publications covering manufacturing technology, Modern Machine Shop, about CNC machining, and Additive Manufacturing, about the advance of 3D printing for industrial production. He is the co-host of a YouTube series on 3D printing for manufacturing, The Cool Parts Show. In his free time, he is a writer as well. Over the course of about a decade, he published three books written from his interest in faith and the Bible. The last of these, You Did Not Choose Me, But I Chose You, is his most ambitious, resolving major themes he was exploring in this area. His latest longform work is an e-book, This Is Not a Book, which makes the case and gives an appreciation for physical books. Pete grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati, and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife Kaye and their two daughters. For a more detailed bio on his work in manufacturing, see his speaker profile.