Here is a video of our daughter, Jen, doing what she loves to do: welding. Notice the welding helmet and the machine she is using, which is a Miller plasma cutter. Jen is cutting snowdrops into an old toolbox as a design for a garden club member. As a welding teacher she is challenging gender occupational standards. Challenging standards is what artists do.
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My life has had three phases: one as a Jesuit seminarian, recorded in my 2015 memoir (Unsuitable Treasure: An Ex-Jesuit Makes Peace with the Past, Oak Tree Press); another as a college teacher and scholar of 19th century British Literature, best recorded in Coleridge's Progress to Christianity: Experience and Authority in Religious Faith (Associated University Presses, 1995); and finally my current phase as a retiree given to social media posts and photo commentary on my travels with my wife, Mary. View all posts by ronwendlingoutlookcom