while j and i were staying with my folks over thanksgiving weekend we found a box. in this box were scads of 8mm reels, slides, a projector, and a slide view finder. while j busied himself with the slide view finder my dad got to work on the projector. my dad, a machinist by trade, can fix anything. seriously, anything. after realizing the projector wasn't working due to a snapped belt my dad set out to fix it...with a few rubber bands. why not?
this is how i've seen my dad my entire life: hunched over some seemingly broken object with his glasses off.
get your hands dirty. notice the small things. learn your history.