Sherwood Anderson was an American writer and while I haven't had the pleasure to read any of his books, I am impressed by his advice to his son. Over at Brainpickings I found this wonderful quote (one of many by him).
"If I had my own life to lead over I presume I would still be a writer
but I am sure I would give my first attention to learning how to do
things directly with my hands. Nothing gives quite the satisfaction that
doing things brings."
Something I'd like to impart to my kids..... but I feel like I'm constantly fighting against the technological wave and the idea of making something just isn't cool.