Blogs / Articles

  • A Marriage of Opposites! February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Q: Many of your past arguments have touted logic when it comes to the expectations of your fans and the business you are in. Being famous, whatever the level you see yourself in, is held by a code of your own reasoning that should keep you clear headed and knowing who you are and where ... read more...
  • Under promise, over deliver. February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Dear Mike, I so admire your ability to jump in to any situation and give it your all. You seem so confident, capable, and self-assured. My question to you would be– In your adult life, is there anything you have attempted, or wanted to accomplish, that you have not been able to complete? Thanks so much, Marla (If Mike has ... read more...
  • Okay Mike, now a question about advertising mikeroweWORKS February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q: Hello again Mike, I have found that even though I don’t have much to contribute to most conversations on this site, I am pretty good at asking a lot of questions so I hope you will bear with me. Perhaps this question has come up previously but good lord man, this website is growing by ... read more...
  • What is Brown Before Green? February 6, 2009 Here at mikeroweWORKS, we believe that everything was brown before it was green and that’s where people should start. Or so we think anyway. Watch the video and see what the term “Brown Before Green” actually means. From Mike’s Forum on Discovery: “Human beings are embedded in nature. I think the implications of this run much deeper than our requesting improved pollution ... read more...
  • Warm Planet…Cold Heart? February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Q: But in the grand scheme of things to feel grouchy about, it just seems so very small. –Jeanine Hi Jeanine Small? What if – and I know this sounds nutty – but what if our warming planet has nothing at all to do with fossil fuel and carbon output, or any other man made thing? What if ... read more...
  • Maximists or Minimalists? February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Q: a) If you are a minimalist and don’t want things, what do you perceive as the purpose of having money? Is it to have something to benefit others and to be able to give when needed? Or just to be able to retire at an age when you are still young enough to enjoy ... read more...
  • Mike is not following his passion but taking it with Him! February 6, 2009 From Mike’s Mud Room on Discovery.com Q: Dear Mike Rowe, -Lisa Uh..Oh. I have visited your modest website, mikeroweWORKS. You have a pretty good idea but although your intentions are good ones sir, you are preaching to the choir. I don’t mean to be. If my intent were to reach choir members, I’d have simply used The Mudroom to sound off. Setting up a new ... read more...
  • Immigration Regarding Immigration, both Legal & Illegal February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q:Well, I’ve already posted on unions, which could potentially be a contentious topic. So, I may as well go ahead and step right in it, since I already have my boots on. Another topic that’s been on my mind as I read the posts in this forum is: IMMIGRATION. Actually, I’ve been thinking more about illegal ... read more...
  • Funding mrW February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q: What am I doing to form mikeroweWorks? That is what I’m finding myself pondering. Mike is not up for a decent discussion. He hangs around the break room or derails work room threads. I’ve been thinking that he is tapped out by discussing this with everyone and their brother. I can’t blame him for that. -???Kathy ??Hi ... read more...
  • Hi Mike. MikeroweWORKS? February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q: Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve. I’m sure it will be great. -Twane Twane, If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this business, it’s the importance of managing expectations. That usually means lowering them. Allow me to do so now. What you will see this evening at mikeroweworks.com is merely a holding page. On it, ... read more...
  • mikeroweWORKS February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q: I’m not sure I fully understand what you are doing but I am hoping that you will shine the light on it soon. -Mandy Hi Mandy, that makes two of us. Let me tell you what I know for sure. Dirty Jobs has survived far beyond it’s anticipated shelf life. It’s still on today because the viewers of ... read more...
  • Mike, what has to happen? February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q: So…the success of mikeroweWORKS, to you, will be dependent on getting your views out there in the public eye?” -Tia Hi Tia As I’ve said before, I try and set modest goals. For now, I can say with certainty that a message that no one hears is nothing more than a monologue. So yes, I’ll feel successful if ... read more...
  • Mike…You do not lead a normal life… February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q: Mike’s not going to read through 8 pages of thread. -Lisa Ya just never know, do you? Amazing thread, great topic. The truth is, Lisa’s questions are best answered in a book, or perhaps, another venue, both of which I plan to undertake, in the unlikely event I find myself with several consecustive weeks off. Till then, a ... read more...
  • Blue Collar Discovery Exes? February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q: Everyone seems to be knockin’ the white collar guy! -Nat Hi Nat, That strikes me as a rather amazing observation. Please provide us with a few examples of how white collar jobs are being disparaged. I’m having trouble finding any. “Don’t we need each other to reach our full potential?” Of course. I’ve always maintained that blue and white collar ... read more...
  • Random Wanderings February 6, 2009 From the MRW Water Cooler Q: Slipping down a path is much easier than clamoring up it. And as humans we will put up with a great deal of nagging that all is not well before we will actually act. But the moment comes when a path must be chosen instead of randomly wandered down any further. -Kathy Hi Kathy, “Random wandering” is a ... read more...