Monday, September 14, 2020

Inspirational reading for the day

If you're feeling depressed and discouraged today (as who isn't?), here's a five-minute read that will cheer you up.  The New York Times visited a tiny village in Ecuador where the finest Panama hats are made, and gives us a two-page spread of photos and text that will certainly put a smile on your face.  How nice to be reminded that master craftsmanship still exists and is respected.

New York Times photo

(Don't ask me why it took six weeks from the time this story was posted online to get it into the print newspaper.  I guess we dinosaurs who still love paper have to have our noses rubbed into it every now and then.) 


  1. did you know Trump spelled backwards is P-Murt?

  2. Thanks for the reminder of master craftsmanship. But are there any gentlemen left to wear a proper Panama hat?