Category: Made in the USA

The Religious Meanings in Pretzels. Yes, Pretzels!

testingThe Religious Meanings in Pretzels. Yes, Pretzels!

Pretzels date back to 1400 and were created by Monks, of all people! Why? To give treats to their young students for learning biblical lessons. And the learning doesn’t end there: the pretzel shape itself has meaning. Roll the dough into string (I would call it a worm). Then make a U. This symbolizes prayers […]

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America’s Favorite Color is Blue: Lessons from the Crayola Factory

testingAmerica’s Favorite Color is Blue: Lessons from the Crayola Factory

With all the glorious colors, America likes blue. Don’t get me wrong, it’s rich, velvety, smooth (like a good wine). I was just surprised. And even more surprised to discover that the folks at Crayola know this. HOW do they know this? Mall intercepts? Excuse me, sir, but what’s your favorite color? Phone surveys that […]

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My Obsession with Bikers (Engines, not Pedals) at the Harley Davidson Factory

testingMy Obsession with Bikers (Engines, not Pedals) at the Harley Davidson Factory

I’m rather obsessed with bikers–engines, not pedals. They go to the best places. Well, maybe I say that because they’re at all the places I am. But what I’m trying to say is, they find out about nooks and crannies of America and I want to know what resources they use, because as much as […]

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Imagination is More Important than Knowledge

testingImagination is More Important than Knowledge

Albert Einstein is credited with that statement, and it’s painted boldly on the wall at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD. On first thought I agree with it vehemently. But then…without knowledge some imagined ideas could never me implemented. And yet, if you partner with the right person/people, anything is possible. And that, […]

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The Incredible, Indelible Hand Stamp!

testingThe Incredible, Indelible Hand Stamp!

Yesterday I went to by far the coolest art museum I’ve ever been to: The American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore, MD. We’re not going to talk about that now. Not because I’m cruel, but because it deserves rich vocabulary to even try to communicate the experience to you. If a picture is worth a […]

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