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Best Made.

We're suckers for honest goods and suckers for buttoned up packaging and when I (Micah) got  a birthday present to myself of some mugs from Best Made we were pleased with them both.


Come over. We'll share some whiskey. We got two mugs, after all.

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The Concern.

We had dinner a couple of months back with Matt and Melissa of Holler Design. They are furniture makers who have been all over, but now make chairs and tables and the like on their old family farm in Tennessee. They just felt drawn to head back home and to do something from there.

My friend turned me onto them because she thought their about section was  quite touching:

Holler- noun: Appalachian...

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Carolina cotton.

A few weeks back, when we were in Oxford killing time on the Square and soaking up that Indian Summer, we snuck into Hinton & Hinton. Although there wasn't much sneaking. That place is packed every single game day weekend and there isn't hardly any room to walk around and you're kind of running lead block for your lady and trying to get around the guys that are the size of linebackers and might...

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I remember their shells, clinging to trees once they'd shed. Pulling them off, their legs preserved - their backs split - from the dogwood in our backyard. Although, I think the dogwood was more of a mutt.

Anne Marie remembers them, too. They cling to her memory much like they did to the tree in the rear of N. Madison. Because even though she is from Dallas, it turns out she spent...

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Red Clay.


Woke this morning and paid our Massachusetts sales tax. Big time.

Then I was excited to find that we are featured on Red Clay Soul, which I think is one of the finest curated Southern blogs going. I mean, we're on the same page as Patagonia (one of my former employers), Sid Mashburn(another Ole Miss guy), and the Crimson Tide. What about that won't make a fellow blush as he sips his fair-trade...

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A true Gentleman.

You know, that phrase is so wrought with baggage.

One of my favorite authors, C.S. Lewis, speaks of a gentleman. And I can't hear that word and not think about this:
The word gentlemanoriginally meant something recognisable; one who had a coat of arms and some landed property. When you called someone "a gentleman" you were not paying him a compliment, but merely stating a fact. If you said he was...

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