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Whatchamacallit 122: Rainbow Man Bolo Tie

I bought this bolo tie on October 22, 2015, from Keshi, the Zuni connection shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

I paid US$450, plus sales tax, using a Visa card.

My receipt states:

Rainbow man Bolo tie By Fadrian Bowanne Zuni – (older piece) Sterlin silver, jet, turquoise, Coral + mother of […]

Bad Customer Service

More Modern than Ameritech's best.

After growing up and living in the (American) West, I’d come to understand one solid fact about US West, the local telephone company: It was the most evil, awful, horrible, and despicable company on the face of the planet.

And then in 1998 I moved to Indiana.

Even before […]

Life’s Better Here

My last years living in Colorado and Wyoming, US West, the local Baby Bell, had a series of ads featuring the slogan, “Life’s Better Here”. I really liked the ads—there was something really ephemeral and wonderful about them.

After moving to Indiana, I quickly learned that despite all the gripes about US West’s quality of […]