The Hawk-Mo Hotwire

Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art

Progress or Growth?

Progress is not the same as growth. A recent revelation after a talk with a good friend. Although most would have you believe that progress is not possible without growth, … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

How I Gave Up Being a Vegetarian After 19 Years

I should start by letting you know that I became a vegetarian when I was 11. My reasoning was that meat didn’t really taste that good, and I didn’t want … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Fall at Hawk-Mo

We are welcoming the cooler nights and days, however we are not ready for the cold. We went camping at Smith Mountain Lake for my birthday, and came home to … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Path Through the Woods

Leaves crunching underfoot. I’m walking along to Mom’s house. A walk I make at least 3 times a day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus errand trips, transporting items to and … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Chicken Stories: This is Why We Call Her Snap-On

From the mouth of Hank West: I’m on the back porch going to get a tool out of the toolbox and there’s an egg on the workbench. I thought that … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Things I Learned in the Garden This Year

Season isn’t over yet, I still have carrots, beets, greens, and maybe some broccolis left growing, but I made this list so that I remember for next year: Grow 2 … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Things I’d Tell My 20-Year-Old Self Now That I’m Almost 30

College really matters a helluva lot less then you think it does. Its not the degree that’s important at all in fact, it’s the growing up you do, the people … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

A New Poem

I’ve been thinking a lot lately About writing a new song Or painting a new picture Or telling a new story It will be a joyous song About a person … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

August at Hawk-Mo

It’s Mom’s birthday month, which means that we celebrate whenever the mood strikes. Hank and I made an impromptu trip to the beach for some saltwater, sea breeze, sand, and … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Hawk-Mo = Bringing Burning Man Home

July has felt like a hard month around here. I’ve been focusing on the bad and totally losing sight of all the good, despite my efforts to avoid such things. … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Let’s Call June the Month of Monumental Achievment

We are kicking some serious ass this month at Hawk-Mo. I don’t quite know where to start, so I’ll start with the biggest dealio: Two weeks ago mom and I … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Making Our Small Spaces Ever More Functional: AKA “Pimp Mom’s Kitchen”

While this crazy place we bought has got close to 1800 sq ft of enclosed living space, its really spread out and fairly dysfunctional. The space we actually live in … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

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