The Restorative

I’m a hobbyist. I jump from hobby to hobby all the time. Photography, electronics (briefly), now I’m crazy into collecting and listening to records. But my latest hobby, has been making things. We had a garage in our house in San Antonio, and it was at that point when I was able to build a workbench and start buying a few power tools and begin making things in a little workshop in the garage. At first I started with making

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Just Get Off of Your Ass

The other day I was listening to episode 79 of the Let’s Make Mistakes podcast hosted by Mike Monteiro and Leah Reich and they talked about this quote: “Inspiration Is for Amateurs—The Rest of Us Just Show Up and Get to Work” – Chuck Close If you do any kind of work, creative or otherwise, inspiration is a big thing. Especially when  you don’t have it. I have about 10 or 15 different posts for this website half started and there is no

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Hello, Welcome. Please Come In.

Pull up a chair. Take your pants off. Hi, I’m Mike. I’m from the Internet. Have we met? I can never tell, I’m terrible with names and faces. Especially yours. I’ve had an idea banging around my head for the past few months that I wanted to start a new blog. It’s true that I have a lot of blogs. I have a Tumblr, a root beer review blog, a website and blog with my wife Ali, a Superman blog.

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Own Your Pricing

As some of you know we moved to San Antonio back in December. We’re finally settled into our house and are looking to have it painted. We called a number of painters to come give us estimates and they are starting to roll in. Today, one of the contractors called me and gave me his estimate, and as soon as he said the price, he started defending it to me. “You know, there are a lot of windows to cut

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