| Steve Anderson
pretty much gave me my
start in the building trades. I had an
interest before, but it can be an intimidating
workspace to break in to when you're pretty clueless
about how things get put together. He was patient,
encouraging, and generous with his knowledge. So
it's nice, 15 years later, to be able to return the
favor by bringing him in on jobs from time to time.
He's a talented
artist and community
organizer, but that doesn't always pay the
bills. I was kind of sorry that he got stuck with
the brunt of the dirty work today, but he wore the
marks of his labor with a smile.