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Can you Spell “Inauthentic”?

I’ve been asked, over the past several weeks, what I think of the reality television series Breaking Amish. I always answer the same thing, “I don’t watch television, and I cannot imagine that this show is all that “real” or authentic. It would be the first reality show about the Amish that ever was. And so I was paying no …

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Snapshots 8: Amish Rugs

Erik Wesner has a blog posting on Amish Rugs today. The question at the end “Anyone own an Amish rug?” brought out the mischievous streak in me, and I couldn’t help posting this. I do have Amish rugs: Amish Rugs The woven rug in front of the door is a typical Amish rug. The oval one was braided with strips …

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