How Splitting Wood With an Axe is a Lot Like Translating

by Richard Sadowsky (professional translator living on Awaji Island)

  • Thin pieces don't have to be hit hard, just in the right spot.
  • You get thirsty after doing it for a while.
  • Some wood is soft, some is hard.
  • It helps to know which is which.
  • A piece has to be stood up and positioned for each swing.
  • If you've... more