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Mat Resist writes about the things he loves. He writes about building things and growing things. He writes about bicycles and traveling. Sometimes he writes instructional pieces, occasionally they're angry diatribes, but mostly he tells stories. It's not usually someone telling you "This is how you do it." It's him telling you, "This is how I did it, and this is how it worked for me." He's a storyteller at heart. 20+ years of writing zines will do that to you.

When he's not writing, he's working with his hands; always finding something new to build, repair, or create. Or he's getting them dirty in the garden on the little urban homestead he's always working to create. Or he might be riding his bike, or dropping a fishing line into the water

I really don’t like PVC. I’ve gone over the reasons for this in How and Why: A Do-it-yourself Guide, but suffice it to say that it’s anything but environmentally friendly. However, when we moved into our new house there was a bunch of PVC in the garage. Yesterday we were going to do some truck camping, but our truck doesn’t have a window on the topper so I wanted a way to cover the opening in c...

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“Owning a dog is like having a demanding manner-less friend who never bathes themselves but which somehow ends up spending every single night on your couch.”
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“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
Ray Bradbury

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
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“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
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