Mending things…

This blog post by Austin Kleon reminded me of a few projects I’ve worked on the past couple of weeks. First, it’s worth noting that I haven’t been excited about working on any vintage receivers this week. I needed a break from a few projects that have me stumped. I find when I pressure myself … Continue reading Mending things…


This collage is one of my favorites. I created it last year during a rather confusing time in my professional life. There is a misconception that a person finds something they love doing and sticks with it forever. I’ve been lucky to find a steady job I enjoy but I understand the job isn’t what … Continue reading Reinventing

Marantz 2230 Rebuild

I purchased the above Marantz 2230 in October of last year from a friend having a yard sale. I paid $125 for the unit knowing it had some issues, most notably that after it warmed up, it made an awful static sound in both speakers. I assumed it was probably a bad transistor or two. … Continue reading Marantz 2230 Rebuild

Hobbies > Hustles

My website is a hobby featuring me writing about my hobbies such as collecting records, listening to music, discovering new artists, buying vintage audio gear and more. I have zero interest in monetizing this site nor am I interested in how many people read it. I don’t bother cross posting my posts to Facebook or … Continue reading Hobbies > Hustles

I Might Be Autotelic

I have written about my hobbies before, and how I wouldn’t call them side hustles as much as they are learning opportunities. For instance, I like to repair old radios. I also like to buy and resell things on eBay. I have a newfound interest in film photography too. These are not “side hustles” for … Continue reading I Might Be Autotelic