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  • Choosing sides: New Era NFC and AFC Champ caps
    Choosing sides: New Era NFC and AFC Champ caps
    Despite accusations of under-inflated balls and all the hubbub that goes along with them, the Super Bowl is definitely going to happen. In fact, I think such allegations add a certain Shakespearean twist to the overall story of this year’s...
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    Spike Lee X New Era review
    If you are like me, the idea of wearing a leather baseball cap never crossed your mind. Up until recently, it certainly never crossed mine. However, when the opportunity to check out the MLB Spike Lee Leather Exclusive 59FIFTY fitted cap from New...
  • Need to know: Spike Lee x New Era Cap
    Need to know: Spike Lee x New Era Cap
    A couple months ago, you had the distinct pleasure of learning about the New Era Cap Company and one of its MLB 1934 Heritage Collection 19TWENTY Caps. This time around, instead of reaching way back, New Era has brought back a snippet of the 90s....
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    Caps for your Pappy: A New Era review
    A month ago, an assumption was made that if you are reading this column, you have a head. Now, a month later, the same assumption is going to be made about your father, provided he still resides on the sunny side of the dirt and you still have the...
  • Lids for Pop: A Goorin Bros. review
    Lids for Pop: A Goorin Bros. review
    The time is now to start thinking about Father’s Day gifts. A month ago you were introduced to two spiffy lids from San Francisco-based Goorin Bros. Either of these hats would style up your Pops, and both would help make him the coolest Dad...
  • Gift guide No. 16: Goorin Bros.
    Gift guide No. 16: Goorin Bros.
    Back in 2009, I proclaimed that Goorin was my favorite hat manufacturer, and nothing about that has changed. In fact, despite being in the business of finding the next best thing and sharing those findings with you, good hat companies aren’t...
  • Baseball nation sporting traditional caps during postseason
    Baseball nation sporting traditional caps during postseason
    This past month, you may have noticed more people wearing their favorite team’s baseball caps. Whether it’s the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers or the St. Louis Cardinals, it seems like most people have a...
  • Thugs and bullfighting pass for culture in southern France.
    Thugs and bullfighting pass for culture in southern France.
    American Tourists who are visiting the village of Rodilhan on October 27 will see a side of France that the French government would rather not have them see. There, they can view the dirty little secret that passes as culture. That secret is...
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    What cap do you wear?
    The cap you wear says a lot about who you are and what you value.Some people wear a baseball cap with the logo of their favorite major league baseball team. Others wear caps with the logo of an NBA team or an NFL team.You see a lot of caps from...
  • Universal Design and Aging In Place
    Universal Design and Aging In Place
    A new trend in home remodeling is universal design or aging in place. Universal design can be as simple as building ramps at main entrances in your home for easier access, or as major as kitchens and bathrooms designed for wheelchairs.What makes a...
  • Turn bottle caps into crafting shingles for decoupage, jewelry and more
    Turn bottle caps into crafting shingles for decoupage, jewelry and more
    Bottle caps can be used in a variety of different ways in craft projects. Without altering them in any way, they can be turned into trivets, jewelry or decorative magnets. However, if they are flattened, they can be used in more creative ways. The...
  • Chicago revitalizes CAPS to help fight crime
    Chicago revitalizes CAPS to help fight crime
    Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today announced the revitalization of the Chicago Alternative Police Strategy – CAPS – in police districts across the city. The revitalization focuses on decentralizing...
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    Chicagoans and their hats
    Hats/caps are fashion, (and fashionable) art exhibits. Their artistic qualities may be their colors, shapes, integrated logos, and even their positions on heads. As one hat said to another, “See you later, I am going on a head (ahead).&rdquo...
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    Worst losses in Washington, D.C. sports history: Where does Nats’ collapse rank?
    Washington, D.C. sports teams have had their share of bad losses. Championship games, playoff games, games with the playoffs on the line, blowouts, collapses, multiple overtimes, games against rivals – we’ve seen it all. The last two...
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    Receiving My CAPS Designation (Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist)
    I’m very excited to announce that I received my Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation earlier this month!Yes, I have joined the ranks of others in the remodeling industry who have completed the CAPS certification process,...
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