It’s still not too late! Here’s MAKE Art Director Kirk von Rohr’s Father’s Day thank you and a downloadable PDF of a MAKE Father’s Day card. Download the PDF, give Dad MAKE for Father’s day…I am a horrible basketball player. While most kids were perfecting their layups, I was in the workshop. I wasn’t always there because I wanted to build something, or because I liked the smell of plywood fresh off the table saw. I was usually there to be with my dad. I knew that, more often than not, that was where he could be found, tinkering, inventing, or fixing something….
…and most likely, evading a honey-do list. With him, curiosity didn’t kill anything. Instead, it was always rewarded with a long answer. He always took the time to explain everything in detail: what he was doing, how it was going to fit together, and the physics behind it. At the moment, I didn’t realize how valuable that continual learning was and took for granted the “tool for everything” workshop. But without realizing it, it was shaping how I looked at things — engraining me with the maker way of life. Looking back, those times were some of the best. There was a reason that most kids were better at basketball than me, and it was a pretty good one. Thanks Dad.