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Here’s a little test. Go to this URL and take it. I did.


My score was 50/50, so was my daughter's. Why, because we were raised “old school”.

How does one evaluate mental health? For me, it appears as a balanced stance, something “roughly in the middle”. Mental balance shuns extremes and depends primarily on its own ability to navigate. I name this section, Builder, out of respect for the process that dwells at the heart of this site and my work.

The ethic of “Do It Yourself” (DIY) fostered a movement in the ‘70’s, similar to the '60's Hippy movement that preceded Punks. In both cases consumerism, dependence on experts, professional and corporate structures were rejected. In their place was a belief that significant innovation could be created in spite of limited resources and budget by doing it yourself. Born of Punk culture, DIY demanded self-sufficiency. 

In the United States, DIY culture has blossomed over the years into a form of “ism”, called Craftivism. Not to be mistaken as mere domestic artists, craftivists can be found even in areas of digital technology. Electronics, robotics, 3d printing complement crafts like metal and woodworking in order to emphasize learning by doing; which has given rise to a Makers Movement:


The maker movement is a social movement with an artisan spirit in which the methods of digital fabrication—previously the exclusive domain of institutions—have become accessible at a personal scale, following a logical and economic progression similar to the transition from minicomputers to personal computers in the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s.[7] In 2005, Dale Dougherty launched Make magazine to serve the growing community, followed by the 2006 launch of Maker Faire.[8] The term, coined by Dougherty, grew into a full-fledged industry based on the growing number of DIYers who want to build something rather than buy it.

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