Category Archives: Culture

What’s Your Sign?

It’s a time-honored pick up line: “Hey, what’s your sign?” and I grant you it’s a cheesy one. But the Zodiac with its 12 unique astrological signs, has been a popular and recognizable way to describe yourself or others, for … Continue reading

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PinMart Accessories in Your Subscription Box!

You heard right! The world of subscription boxes is large and varied to say the least. But one of the better ones out there is a company known as Sprezza. The name is a shortened Italian word that means existing … Continue reading

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Where Pride on Your Sleeve… Or Lapel

Pride Month is upon us! Though it’s been around for for very nearly 50 years, Pride Month has really come into its own in the last decade or so. With increasing acceptance and understanding of the LGBT community, the ability … Continue reading

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In Memoriam with Memorial Pins

I had a really bittersweet but genuinely wonderful opportunity recently. I was contacted by someone who helped put together the public memorial for actors Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. He wanted to create a limited run of memorial pins to … Continue reading

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One less thing on my bucket list

Everything from my waist down was in agony. And for the past three hours the sun had been shining down on me unforgivingly. So much for the rain that was forecast. As I reached the finish line I could see … Continue reading

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The Safety Pin Movement Has Come to America

I’ve taken some time to digest things. Yes, this is of course a nod to Thanksgiving dinner, which was delicious and did require some serious napping afterwards to aid digestion. But I’m also referring to the recent election the USA … Continue reading

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Political Pins Are So Vogue

Voting is a lot of things. It’s vital to our society. It’s empowering. It’s sometimes frustrating. It’s your civic duty! It’s extremely important. But one thing I didn’t consider voting: sexy. At least until today. Because when Kendall Jenner, Michael … Continue reading

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What’s Your Fall List?

Seriously. If you blinked, you missed summer. I looked at my calendar this morning and nearly did a spit take with my coffee… Labor Day is this coming Monday. The unofficial end to summer. And the return to school for … Continue reading

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All!… Collector Pins That Is

After months of doom and gloom about Rio’s Olympic capabilities,  things seem to be running far better than anticipated. As a (very) amateur runner myself I love watching the sprints and marathon coverage, as well as the diving, swimming, gymnastics … Continue reading

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These Lapel Pins Could Land You In Jail!

Don’t get me wrong, I know the power of lapel pins. I know that they can inspire, incite action, comfort, or amuse. But in North Korea, lapel pins are more than a way to personalize an outfit or reflect a … Continue reading

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