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Turns Out There’s a Difference Between a Baseball Mitt and Glove

testingTurns Out There’s a Difference Between a Baseball Mitt and Glove

It takes up to 25 pieces to make a baseball glove. And all of them are touched by hand–the only machines are die punchers and sewing machines. “America’s Pastime. American Made.” So says the Nokona company, based in Nocona Texas. Why the different spelling? At the time, you couldn’t incorporate a company with the same […]

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The Assembly Line: Prudent, or Scheme for World Domination?

testingThe Assembly Line: Prudent, or Scheme for World Domination?

It may have been a bit of both. Henry Ford was genius, no doubt (he apprenticed with Edison). And obsessed not simply with making a car, but with making THE car that was the most drive-able and accessible. In this scenario, “accessible” wasn’t necessarily about pricing for the middle class, although that came in time, […]

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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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Goats, Kudzu, and Rotted Wood Walk into a Bar…

…there’s no punchline. Because there’s no joke. Not really surprised, are you? What’s incredible, though, is how these three come together and create compelling space. Yes, I said “compelling.” Humans flock to the Goat Farm in industrial Atlanta Georgia for the cool, run down buildings aside the train tracks. Photo clubs (like mine) are in […]

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