Will Lyon

Will Lyon lives in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters. He works as a medical doctor and is currently a fellow in geriatric medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His interests include health, ethics, and building community, and his hobbies include woodworking, bird watching, and gardening.

Recent Essays

House Calls, Handicraft, and the Human Community

The reason I lament the loss of home visits is because in the doctor’s journey to see the patient as a person (which is essential to the therapeutic relationship) the home is a rich environmental shortcut to the core of the person.

The Dignity of Craft: In Praise of Mortise & Tenon

Beyond writing about craftmanship and antique furniture, M&T explores ideas about human work in a technological age, work in the context of community, and the relationship between craft and tradition. Regardless of your interest in the nuances of woodworking, many Porchers would find reading M&T to be worthwhile.