Do you really own your things?

I’m on a quest to really own, my things, my stuff, my issues, my situation, in short, I want to own my Life. And I have a long way to go, but I’m working on it. Recovering from a few terrible financial decisions. A few Years ago I decided I’m done being a slave to my debt and seeing the social and educational demands for people to go so deeply into debt that they are now basically slaves to their stuff. I was done.

Now, If i can’t buy it outright, I don’t need it. I now go to the process to consider how things are made and if they are repairable, if i can get parts for it, how could I make it, what do I need to learn to take care of it, and more, before I decide if I want to spend the cash on a thing. So far its going well.

Do you own your car? if so, good for you its getting more rare these days?
Do you own your House outright or does the bank own it? if you own it, Rock On! you’re part of the 27% of us home owners that have no mortgage payments.

My Goals with this site and my lifestyle changes is to promote the Own your things lifestyle by trying really hard to display them in my Life and travels.

I’m here to help you do the same.

I’m Chris, a technology professional, Bicycle Mechanic, Robotics Coach, and More. I’ve been taking things apart, and breaking things and sometimes putting them back together, give or take a few parts, for at least 40 years. Among more colorful things, I’ve been called a “Jack of all trades” and a “Renaissance Man” what I can tell you for certain is, i am certainly a master of none. But i’ll try anything once. OK, almost anything… 🙂

My project list is long and mostly unfinished, but I will attempt to bring you along for the ride on this site as well as express my opinions and observances. I will rant but I’ll attempt to make it entertaining, if not enlightening.

In these times where most technology users only know how to push buttons on a tablet, My goals and passions are around STEM education and passing on the inquisitive nature I find so attractive, and important.

I’m passionate about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and making it available to anyone with the interest. We are in the age of information. As stewards for our future generations, it’s our role to bring all of us along.
I think it’s imperative that we shrink technology gap, we appear to be generating technology users who often don’t fully understand how technology works, Consumers.
I believe we need to be making things. Consuming isn’t sustainable, and that we need to be building a society of Makers, Designers, Scientists, Explorers and Artists.
We need to not be afraid to make mistakes. It’s how we learn what works and what doesn’t. It’s how we step forward. It’s how we all learned to walk.
We all really can learn, and do, anything we want to.

If i can help you in any area that i have skills in or any that i don’t, Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I’ll take Payments or Barter for my services and products. I’m flexible that way 🙂