Author Archive

The Heart of Courage: Abigail Adams’ Advice

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We have a women’s restroom at the Broom Factory even though no women work here. Why? Partly because it’s the law, but also because we know that ladies will show up, and when… 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

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

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

Tales from the Skipped: Skipper Goggans

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*This is second in a series of posts from Andrew Goggans. When God brought me my wife, Melanie, He answered my decade long prayer that He would bring me the right girl, at… Continue reading

Holistic Shmolistic

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Skipper Armstrong here. I’m writing to provide a little tension about what some of the boys wrote yesterday. Not all that stuff about me being disconnected and unconcerned — that’s what I expect… Continue reading

“Let’s Take a Look at You” — Dr. Everydoctor

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As a rule, Skipper Armstrong, the superintendent here at the Broom Factory, always sits on our personal evaluations. The reason, he says, is that a disconnected outsider gives a more objective assessment of… Continue reading