Like Jack Whinery

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Meet the Whinery family: Jack, Edith, and their five children, Laura, Velva Mae, Wanda, AJ, and Lawrence. This photo was taken in 1940, when they were homesteading in Pie Town, NM. Jack was… Continue reading

Quick Skip: Speaking with Maturity

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We here at Skipping Bachelorhood understand that if you’re a skipper, your time is at a premium so we strive to make our entries here concise and to maximize the practical help provided… Continue reading

The Case for Marriage

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No, you don’t have to get married. Yes, you are fine single. But no, marriage is not just a personal issue. Watch and learn, skipper. Courtesy Prager University.

The Young Man, Lost

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I am in a cave struggling toward a spot of light. It’s impossible to go any other way, even though I don’t know what what’s there at the end — probably no end… Continue reading

Quick Skip #5: Take Jack London’s Surfing Attitude

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From Jack London’s “A Royal Sport: Surfing At Waikiki Beach” published in 1907: I shall never forget the first big wave I caught out there in the deep water. I saw it coming,… Continue reading

Power and Grace in the Fist and the Rod

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We had a fight break out in the broom factory this week. A couple of men lost their tempers and became bullyboys. I fired them immediately. I went home that night frustrated. I… Continue reading

Time to Run a Diagnostic

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Every broom we make here at the factory gets a special tag put on it.  Made out of laminated card-stock and tied to the broom with old-fashioned hemp twine is a tag that… Continue reading

Quick Skip: Leave the Midnight Oil

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There’s a guy here at the Broom Factory who always stays late. He’s a hard worker, no doubt, and he’s always got nicely crafted broom handles. Beautiful. Art, really. You know what we… Continue reading

Friend, You Must Read

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We here at the Broom Factory have talked before about learning from men of the past in order to follow their example, or avoid their mistakes, when charting the course of our own… Continue reading

Skipper Trick #6: Don’t Fight; Argue.

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This is third in a series of posts from Skipper Goggans. Don’t fight. Argue. These may sound like the same thing to you, but they are very different. When my wife and I… Continue reading