Category Archives: Clothing

What Is Your Size?

It seems to me…. “The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.” ~ Mark Twain[1]. There are some minor things in life that become too annoying to ignore: it has … Continue reading

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Clothing and Dress Codes

It seems to me… “Our clothes are too much a part of us for most of us ever to be entirely indifferent to their condition: it is as though the fabric were indeed a natural extension of the body, or … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s Clothes

This deviates considerably from my usual postings.  The high school-aged daughter of a good friend who my wife, Barb, & I have known since she was just a couple weeks old claimed (I believe in jest) she received an assignment … Continue reading

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