It’s Easy to be Extraordinary.

It’s Easy to be Extraordinary.

The first thing I noticed about Daniel Butner was his distinctive beard. If you ever met him, even if you didn’t know his name, you knew that beard. A few days before our restaurants had to close their dining rooms due to COVID-19, I stopped by Carrabba’s on Stratford...
When Doing Nothing is Something.

When Doing Nothing is Something.

Until closing Mixxer due to the pandemic, I spent every day with people that are problem solvers; people that can design solutions to difficult problems and love the challenge. My email feed of the past week has included articles about things makers all over the world...
Blame the Internet

Blame the Internet

My childhood was during a time when computers, computer games, hardware, software, all of it seemed irrelevant and lame to a young boy obsessed with automobile racing, and the construction of cars and motorcycles. As I grew older, I tried to ignore how computers were...

5-year Anniversary

Everyone loves nostalgia. One of the values of Facebook is the “Your Memories on Facebook” feature. A few days ago the memory that popped up on my screen was the post of photos from MIXXER’s very first community meeting at The Olio, which had just...