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  • Happy Birthday Dani…Again May 15, 2014 Check out a couple of Facebook friends who snuck backstage at The Science Festival. Some of you might recall Evan – a thoughtful guy who requested an original birthday song for his girlfriend, Dani. Thanks to a few beers and a generous donation to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, I complied. That was a year ago. So, unless the custom has changed, ... read more...
  • Who Needs Air Conditioning? May 15, 2014 10380024_789030944440384_5618685930836527144_oCouple years ago I was standing on The Arctic Ocean, several miles off the shore of Greenland, slowly freezing to death. read more...
  • I Don’t Golf May 14, 2014 10363795_788444584499020_5927680510317005240_nI don’t golf. Nothing against it, I just never got into it. read more...
  • America Gets a “D” in Infrastructure May 13, 2014 MikeDuntz-1-200x300Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers issues an “Infrastructure Report Card.” This year we got a “D.” Again. It’s been this way since 1998. (Technically, this year was a “D+” but I never saw the value in assigning pluses or minuses. When I grew up, D’s had consequences that came in the form of extra chores. And ... read more...
  • Puppy Poop Bingo…and the Winner is May 12, 2014 1526454_787079467968865_1912051674815532341_nAs previously promised, the winner of Puppy Poop Bingo is entitled to a fabulous prize. Specifically, an 8×10 glossy of young Freddie, tastefully arranged into a modest collage, and printed out moments ago at the local Walgreens. As the attached photos attest, Freddie’s signature was not easy to obtain. However – though mangled and coated with slobber – I believe these ... read more...
  • Fast Facts Flashback: Mother’s Day May 12, 2014 10317665_786617954681683_4156917889569728866_oSome of you have suggested that viewing this deeply humiliating piece of my distant past read more...
  • Mom still tries to clean me up May 11, 2014 10270694_786456171364528_7329440593063974094_n And occasionally, shut me up. Here, she attempts to do both, knowing full-well she’ll succeed at neither. read more...
  • 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...