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

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

Skipper Trick #5: Examine the Fight, and Never Give Up

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This is first in a series of posts from Skipper Goggans. Be on the lookout for his Tales from the Skipped for bio-data. Being a skipper is a daunting task.  I’m sure there… Continue reading

Tales from the Skipped: Rock Star Bob

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There’s a skipper in Michigan whose nickname is Rock Star Bob, and he deserves it. Bob married his high-school sweetheart a couple years ago, and they’re expecting their first. Good on ’em! But… Continue reading

Friend, You Must Sprint.

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Skipper Parris has been looking pretty trim lately, and when Skipper Armstrong called him into the superintendent’s office to explain himself, Parris attributed his improvement in physique to sprinting. The discussion went something… Continue reading

“Archaic” Ain’t An Insult

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You hear it all the time. “The pope’s views,” “the idea of chivalry,” and “traditional” anything…they’re so archaic. Running a blog based on the idea that men of the past have much to… Continue reading

Handle It Like Herriot

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All Creatures Great and Small may be the most charming book in the English language (also, a story for skippers if ever there was one). Alfred Wight, the man behind the pen-name James… Continue reading