Matt Massa

Indulge me for a bit.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 8:07 am

Reblogged from samit.

Friday, September 28, 2012 at 8:25 am

sea wolfSea Wolf “Old Friend” Live Rehearsal Video (by Sea Wolf)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:31 am

Heard Bright Whites on XPN last night. This guy is amazing.

Kishi Bashi: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (by nprmusic)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

Sandia Cooler (by SandiaLabs)

Kinda geeking out over this one.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 8:06 am
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7:55 am

There are a few words in English we use to describe what we do to feed and clothe ourselves. Work…labor…job…career…vocation. But they are all very different things.

Work and labor…honorable and good. I think of Mike Rowe and Dirty Jobs and how he celebrates the people who actually do stuff. They may or may not love what they do, but at least they like it and are contributing to keeping the world functioning on a pragmatic level. Career—I dunno. Careerism always struck me as somewhat stagnant…you get a career as a whatever and keep doing it until you get the gold watch (or the pink slip). Again, it works for a lot of people.

A vocation is from Latin—vocare—to call. So a vocation is a calling. Something that the world tells you is the perfect thing for you to do, for any number of reasons. My wife has been called to teach math. She can’t not do it. But when something else calls her, she’ll answer and go do that.

So You Want My Job: Outdoor Shop Owner

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 7:59 am

Reblogged from greenfortomorrow.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 10:17 am
Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm
Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm
Monday, April 9, 2012 at 8:11 am
Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 7:21 am

You Won’t - “Who Knew” (live acoustic on Big Ugly Yellow Couch) (by biguglyyellowcouch)

Friday, March 30, 2012 at 8:48 am
Friday, March 30, 2012 at 8:43 am