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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

Making the Most of Your Reading

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I’ve written previously about how we here at the broom factory encourage our fellow craftsmen, and indeed everyone we know, to make reading good books a priority, and I shared a link to… 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