The Hawk-Mo Hotwire

Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art

My Kickstarter Comeback: An Experiment in Community Supported Art

I know. I said I was taking the year off to write a book. Here’s the thing. I am writing a book, but along the way it became clear to … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

I’m Quitting Facebook & Blogging for a Year (But I Still Love You)

This story begins on New Year’s Eve. At Hawk-Mo, our tradition is to reflect on the year behind us and dream big for the one ahead of us. In the … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Asparagus Theory

With love, this post is dedicated to all of you that have inspired this mindset in me, through the sharing of your own struggles, persistence, inspiration and commitment.  Here at … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

I Believe in the Good Things Coming

This post title and theme is a lyric from the song Black as the Night, by Nahko and Medicine for the People. I thank you for the inspiration. The struggles, … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Garden, the Garden, the Garden Oh MY! What’s going on in this Southwest Virginia Garden: July Update.

The garden is a beautiful place to be this time of year. Everywhere I look there is some kind of flower in bloom – Bee Balm, Dill, Ecinachea, Calendula, Nasturtiam, Zinnias, … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

I like how RAGGEDedge has changed me.

“Sure. You can compromise the experience and do the easy thing. But that doesn’t change you. If you go in as an asshole, you’ll still come out as one.” – … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 2 Comments


I’ve wanted to write a post for almost a week now, but every time I start, I stop. I want to tell you guys about the snow! (24″ of goodness!!!!) … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 9 Comments

Building a Brand: Learning to Tell Our Story, Lessons in Worthiness, and Starting

It isn’t fear exactly. More like trepidation. Looking around the web, I am more then inspired by what others have done and are doing. Inspired by all the other great … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Pacts & Dreams

We’re starting a marine sanctuary here at Hawk-Mo. I know this, because Hank wrote a pact, and we all signed it. We want to try learning to grow coral, breed … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Figuring it out

You know what’s cool? Resilience. You know what else is cool? Caring. Help. Support. Love. And yes, I’m talking to you. I was standing in the shower tonight, thinking about … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Kick in the Reality Pants

We just got smacked in the face with this realization. Business is slow. To be really really honest, its been slow all year, but December being slow is hitting home. … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 8 Comments

A Lot Happens in 5 Years

Thanksgiving happens to be my favorite holiday (I love to eat AND cook). Because of this, I tend to remember and reminisce about where I was, what I was doing, … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

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