I love high quality backpacks and bags made in the USA. The Duluth pack standard laptop pack is on that list. If this version doesn’t fit your needs, check out their other packs. Let’s keep our fellow American sewing and making great products.
I am feeding my bag obsession, the reality is if you buy a bag from Frost River you may not need to buy another. I love the way they describe their company and their principles. Sometimes a simple brief case is all you need to going to and from the office and Frost River has a perfect bag for your commute, it’s called the Simple Brief. The best part is all their bags are Made in the USA.
Having been in quaratine for almost 3 months I was in need of a haircut. My cut is simple 2 guard on the sides with a high fade to an 8 on top. The problem I ran into was I didn’t own clippers. So I searched and searched and finally found Andis Envy clippers, and the best part is they are made in the USA. They worked great.
This is not an exact quote but it still hits the mark.
We are all beautiful or none of us are.
We are all children of God, beautiful. This is the place from which we must start. Deny one of us, deny us all.
Larry McEnerney, Director of the University of Chicago’s Writing Program, gives a lecture on writing effectively. While the presentation is focused on academic writing, he provides great insight into how experts and professionals need to think about effective writing. There are many takeaways, but right up front, McEnerney hits on the first barrier to effective writing, “stop thinking about rules and start thinking about readers.” Other valuable insights are:
- “Experts use language in one set of patterns to do their thinking, but those very same experts read with a different pattern.” (@6:57)
- “more than anything else, from now on your writing needs to be valuable, because if it is not that nothing else matters” (@13:43)
- “What is professional writing? What is it? It’s not conveying your ideas to your readers, it’s changing their ideas. Nobody cares what ideas you have.” (@21:44)
The academic bent of the presentation is a small price you pay to better understand effective professional writing in general.