Chapter 9. Making More Makers

Throughout my experiences of both the re-skilling classes and the writing, I couldn’t help but feel a slight sense of guilt. It all felt a little too obvious. I kept imagining a conversation with my grandfather, and telling him that I—at 27 years old—had come to the realization that I should start “making” things. That I wanted a career and life that was full of meaningful work that I could touch at the end of every day.

He would have been so confused. For him, that would have been a silly, naive statement. Everyone works with their hands; that was the way to make a living. And if it wasn’t the direct source of income, it was still a commonplace part of life to build, maintain, and create the tools you needed around ...

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