Carving out some quality time at home.

Nick Benson began working at the John Stevens Shop as a teenager (under his father Fud's watchful eye) and by his late twenties was regularly carving world-class inscriptions on memorials, monuments, and buildings across America.  

In 2010 Nick was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, more colloquially known as the Genius Grant, and he “continues to strive for the high standards of artistry and tradition set by his forebears” every day.

We asked him his five must-have books for being stranded on a deserted island, or, more importantly, for fighting the cabin-fever blues right now.

Read all about Nick and his stir-crazy cure-all book list >

Wicked/Smart Stuff.

O' Journal

A Real Clift Hanger.

A Real Clift Hanger.

We were suddenly and almost theatrically face-to-face, staring into each other’s surprised eyes.
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August 03, 2020 — Johnny Mustard
Stranger in a Strange Land.

Stranger in a Strange Land.

Our freedoms, bristling with glitter around the world, are precious and must be lived with intention, gratitude, and wonder.
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July 27, 2020 — Johnny Mustard
Thou shalt not...

Thou shalt not...

Nietzsche admonishes us to face up to our own desires and make a heroic effort to honor them.
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July 13, 2020 — Johnny Mustard