Hoopty Rides: How To Be A Professional Amateur

Link: Hoopty Rides: The Long Road to the Cover of Make Magazine.

"As an amateur in all things, I have found great commonalities to approaching subjects as a newbie. I think the greatest skill that could be taught in schools is how to be a professional amateur as that is the single skill set that unlocks everything. Nobody likes to assist a know-it-all, but there are lots of stone killer experts that get a kick out of sharing knowledge with thoughtful individuals that are deeply curious, respectful, have a firm handshake, don’t interrupt and will meet your eye."

Veteran blogger Mister Jalopy has some poignant thoughts to commemorate getting on the cover of Make Magazine. We learned long ago to respect Mister Jalopy’s wisdom, which is why we had him officiate at our wedding back in 2000.