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getting good

A few weeks ago, I shared some thoughts on deep work and how it applies to my sewing. After a busy season of stuff, and some random blog posts, it's time to commit.

I'd mentioned my hunger for a good Every Day Carry (EDC) bag, one that will keep everything with me. It was a rational response to caring for a terminally-ill sibling when I was growing up. My passion for self-contained organization followed the skills that developed from that difficult time. All this came together, recently, in a laundromat.

Preparation, Meet Opportunity
Our washer's out, so until we find a replacement we like, we're doing the coin thing. Very early Saturday is the best time; last Saturday, it was the very best time. A group of German students were in the laundromat, trying to get all their clothes washed up and stuffed in rucksacks for the rapidly-approaching flight home.

Since I speak German, and they were chattering nervously in their native tongue, it was fair to warn them that I under…