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What Is a Milliner? Do Dictionaries Have it Wrong?

The dictionary says that a milliner is a person who makes or sells women’s hats. But many hat makers disagree. Many say that a milliner is a person who is far advanced in the art of fine hat making. Simply … Continue reading

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Hat Trivia Facebook Page

“I am Hat Wearing People” — like a magical two way mirror for hat lovers, this new facebook page encourages participation. Answer hat trivia, upload photos, tag yourself, comment. Don’t be bothered by the grammatically incorrect name that sounds like … Continue reading

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IDEAS FOR ORGANIZING YOUR CLOSET

Closets are wonderful because they keep our clothing and accessories out of sight and organized, but can become cluttered. What’s wrong with a cluttered, unorganized closet? It prevents you from opening the door and grabbing an item you need; instead … Continue reading

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Hats, Costumes and Contests, Oh Yes! Build a Costume Around That Way Hat and You May Win!

Invitation? Check. Accessories? Check. An exciting costume for the party? Haven’t a clue. Some years, the hardest thing about a Halloween party is deciding what to wear. Shoes, purses and jewelry are a cinch to find when you know what … Continue reading

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How to Make Time Go Slower

Time goes slower for children than for adults. Do you remember when you were a child and a minute’s wait seemed like a long time? And an hour felt like an eternity? A summer lasted for what would now be … Continue reading

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Art Floods and Global Warming

Global warming is making the ocean slowly rise. There will be less and less dry land. Yet people still flock to the seashore at the edge of the land to watch the waves from their newly remodeled houses and to … Continue reading

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Walk or Run

Have you ever searched the internet to find the benefits of running a mile a day? The results will disappoint you. You will find that all that running effort will result in virtual no change to your health or fitness. … Continue reading

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The Sun and the Moon Walking Together

 I just saw the new Woody Allen movie Midnight in Paris where a mysterious jump to the past is possible at midnight. My childhood fascination Gertrude Stein was featured as a character, along with many other famous foreigners in Paris of … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn and the State Hat

Rumor has it that Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird. Another rumor has him proposing the sweet corn as the New York State vegetable. It is well known that, to Franklin’s disappointment, the American Eagle was adopted … Continue reading

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How Gardening Hats may Play a Role in Solving the World’s Food Shortage by Promoting Urban Farming

Recently Hilary Clinton was in the headlines over her concern for the global food shortage. “What does that have to do with a hat blog?” you might well ask. Well . . . hats and gardening and farming do go … Continue reading

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