Michael Leigh started looking through telescopes as an 8 year old and his interest in astronomy stayed with him in the form of a lifelong hobby. After losing his job as vice president in a manufacturing plant, Leigh took temporary employment with a telescope manufacturer, while making plans to run a bed-and-breakfast with his wife. The Observer’s Inn, located in Julian, California is designed for star gazing, with a private observatory that Leigh built by hand with a friend. In reading Leigh’s story, we’re struck by how one’s interests and passions, when nourished over the years, can germinate and come forth in unexpected ways. Kudos to Leigh for creating a new career he loves and for sharing his sense of wonder with others.