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A NEW Resolution for the New Year!

 2021 Year in Review: Inauguration of Kamala Harris as the first female / African American female Vice President of the United Stated of America. January 6th, 2021 Capitol Riot by Pro-Trump supporters. Successful splashdown of the first operational spaceflight by a private company, Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Withdrawal of US Troops in Afghanistan. Atlanta Braves win World Series (Terry’s home-team!!). Ex-policer Derek Chauvin convicted on all charges in the killing of George Floyd. Minnesota police officer Kimberly Porter convicted for the killing of Duante Wright. Travis and Gregory McMichael convicted for the killing of Amaud Abrey. This is but a small list of notable events around the world in 2021, and by the end of 2021 we may have felt...

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Road Tripping on the East Coast: DC to Maine

We can definitely say the summer is in full swing. With the July 4th fireworks in the rear view, we can celebrate (some) freedom in the US. Individual states are varying on their approach to lifting restrictions related to the pandemic, but regardless there’s still plenty of opportunity to hit the road. 

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The First Shave

Guest Blogger: A. Jones I remember the yellow and black canister like it was yesterday. A pungent odor of rotten eggs hung in the air as my father mixed the shaving powder with cold water in a shallow powder blue bowl. I’d noticed his morning ritual in passing, but this was the first time I studied his actions, knowing that my turn was coming. He walked me through preparing the mixture, application, and removal. I was intrigued by the slow and deliberate way he progressed through this ritual. He talked about learning to use a safety razor, shaving cream, and brush from his Dad. I suspect that the new routine he was teaching me was adopted as his way of...

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Good Shoe Care

If you want to know about a man, look at his shoes (and his watch, but we already talked about that). A couple of things to note are the type of shoes a man is wearing, and the condition of the shoes. The devil is in the details, and the shoes tell a story and offer information, not all of it good. It’s important to emphasize that I’m not concerned with the “cost” of one’s shoes, necessarily. I’m more impressed by a man in well-tended Florsheims than a man in neglected Ferragamos. It’s about the presentation. Whether in Aldens or Jack Erwins, a man with conditioned and polished uppers and well-tended heels tells us that the wearer has self-respect, that...

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