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An Afternoon Set In Stone

Speaker prep is in full effect with MacArthur Genius Award recipient and master stone carver, Nick Benson. Speaker Catalyst Devin Marks spent the day with Mr. Benson at the John Stevens Shop in Newport, Rhode Island, which Mr. Benson’s family has run for three generations. His TEDxBeaconStreet talk? Still shaping, but he believes it’ll have *something* to do with the value of real work with our hands in the era of Generation Swipe. That chat, and a morning tour of his gravestones and architectural stone carving shop, which has been open since 1705, made it a full morning in New England!