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Hello, World! Mike here. I am a Navy veteran and the proprietor of Green Shoe Garage, a pioneering multidisciplinary craftsman workshop that specializes in blending traditional old school techniques with modern digital tools.

For relaxation, you can find me cooking, working out at the Y, hiking some faraway trail, or geocaching. If you’re a fellow ham, listen for N1HNP. I am also a member of the Allegany County Arts Council and enjoy writing, photography, and creating mixed media art. But most importantly, I get to be a dad to an amazing young woman.

If you wish to collaborate on any projects, please feel free to email me at [email protected] (PGP Fingerprint: 8631 BEB1 B3EF B73D 8040 22F3 B0E6 89E8 31FF 79D7). Oh, and if you are getting married and need someone to officiate, I am an ordained heathen with the Universal Life Church. Until then, MAKE it a GREAT day!

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the mbparks creed (WWDLBSW)

Work smart.
Work hard.
Dream big.
Laugh hard.
Be kind.
Share love.
Wipe well.

Steve Jobs
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
A Brief History of Time
The Last Lecture
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life
The Constitution of the United States of America
The Art of War
The Grand Design
Moon Lander: How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
MAKE: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery
Practical Electronics for Inventors
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

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