Blogs / Articles

  • BuzzFeed on Puppy Poop Bingo May 10, 2014 Mike with FreddieBuzzFeed just published this story about the innovative way Mike named his new puppy: “Puppy Poop Bingo” read more...
  • Sidewalk Wisdom May 8, 2014 1926908_785358991474246_9119932495382494305_nMore profundity from the Sidewalks of San Francisco. read more...
  • Hey Mike – We’re Not Qualified for Your Scholarship May 8, 2014 Yeah-Mike-Work-Ethic-ScholarshipToday’s “Hey Mike!” come from yesterdays post. Dallas Pierce writes… “Hey Mike – The problem is that people like me would love to take you up on your offer and learn a viable trade, but we aren’t qualified for your scholarship.” I hear you, Dallas. That is a problem. Also – many who are eligible are simply not geographically suitable for the ... read more...
  • Naked Mike Unauthorized Video May 7, 2014 Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 5.28.50 PM The Naked Truth Question: If I were to form “The American Idol Scholarship Fund” and announce $15,000 of professional training for anyone who wished to become a pop star, how long do you think it would take to give away a million dollars? A day? An hour? A minute? What if I offered the same money to anyone who wanted to learn how ... read more...
  • Mike Writes About His Time In DC May 6, 2014 10170841_779876732022472_821968605165254987_n-225x300I’m typing in the back of a taxi just outside Logan Airport, headed to an event in Boston. DC was great, but I’m happy to be out of there. Lots of rain, lots of traffic, lots of gridlock – metaphorical and otherwise. The place always makes me feel 15 minutes late, even when I’m early. Congress was a kick, as always. I ... read more...
  • Mike Writes about DC and USASEF May 6, 2014 1011820_779580385385440_2197967717267450165_n-225x300Well, that was fun! Two speeches, three panels, 7 interviews, hundreds of exhibitors, one robot, a truck from the future, my very own security team, a Swiss Ambassador, and 400,000 visitors. I’m pretty sure I met them all. Far as I’m concerned, STEM now means “Spectacular Turnout Enveloping Mike.” Not that I’m complaining. The mikeroweWORKS Pavilion was a big hit, and I’m ... read more...
  • Name That Dog May 3, 2014 Mike with FreddieAppears a puppy’s in my possession. If I had to guess, I’d say a terrier mix of some sort, maybe two months old. Yesterday he was homeless, today he’s not, and this morning we’re getting acquainted. All I know for sure is his teeth are sharp and he craps like a puma. He is also nameless, which I’m hoping one ... read more...
  • Hey Mike: I’m flying on a Jet Plane answering your Questions May 2, 2014 Hey-Mike1-300x224Flying back from Boston. My seat-mate thinks I’m the guy from the Maytag commercials, and I’ve been acting the part. I can only hope the new Maytag Guy is returning the favor on some other flight. Anyway, it seems an ideal time to answer some questions from The Wall in a fit of viewer engagement I like to call, “Hey ... read more...
  • Testifying before Congress Prep April 27, 2014 Mike-Rowe-prepping-to-testify-before-congressIt’s late. I’m testifying before Congress tomorrow morning. In the spirit of responsible preparation, I’ve located a quiet corner in a Georgetown bar, liberated a bottle of grapes, and jotted down a few thoughts. I’ve just finished the first and last draft, and given myself two thumbs up. Tomorrow, I’ll lose the hat, don a tasteful blazer, and read my ... read more...
  • Busy Days in D.C. ~ From the Department of Defense to the Secretary of the Navy April 26, 2014 Mike-Rowe-Congress-Flags-300x207  Friends – Busy days here in DC. Met some very important bureaucrats at The Department of Defense. Great guys actually, looking for a way to transition more soldiers into skilled occupations. I hope to help. Got a fantastic tour of the Pentagon. Saw the 9/11 Memorial. Stood at the point of impact. Dined in The Secretary of the Navy’s Executive Dining ... read more...
  • OFF THE WALL – Fan Mail Mixup April 24, 2014 Mike-Rowe-Signed-Photo-300x225Sadly, today’s letter comes from a former fan. “I called Mikes company to request an autograph for my son and the secretary (male) said, “Even if I knew his representative, I wouldn’t give you any information. * hangs up* MIKE, you just lost a family of fans. Next time, choose a better company. Katie Bremer Chen” Hi Katie This is indeed, troubling. Like you, I’ve ... read more...
  • War on Hard Work Continues April 22, 2014 Save-the-Planet-Work-Less-300x225It now appears we have a new culprit that explains the cause of global warming – hard work. Early this morning, one of San Francisco’s free newspapers found it’s way to the sidewalk in front of my apartment, proving yet again that you don’t always get what you pay for. Because I abhor litter, I picked it up for deposit it ... read more...
  • Mike Gives Dear Abby Advice to a Fan April 22, 2014 HeyMikeDearAbby-225x300Saturday Mail Call Hey Mike! I’ve spent this last year trying to figure out the right career for myself and I still can’t figure out what to do. I have always been a hands on kind of guy and a go-getter. I could never be an office worker. I need change, excitement, and adventure in my life, but where the pay is ... read more...
  • Guess What? It’s National Lineman Appreciation Day April 18, 2014 Mike-Rowe-Dirty-Jobs-LinemanSwear to God. Last year, the Senate passed Resolution 95, which officially designates April 18th as the day in which all sane and thoughtful Americans should pause to recognize both the profession and the individual contributions of linemen. Of course, the absurd thing about this Resolution, is that it only sets aside one day for said recognition. One day? Seriously? What are ... read more...
  • Navy SEALS Bearing Gifts! April 14, 2014 SEALS-GIFTS-300x139On any given day, you never know who is going to walk into mikeroweWORKS World Headquarters, or what they’re going to be holding. Here for instance, is Captain Duncan Smith of The Naval Special Warfare Recruiting Directorate. Captain Smith is a Navy SEAL. He stopped by the other day to present me with an official Navy Seal Flipper. It’s a very ... read more...