The Contender

David Coggins
Travel / Style / Fishing / Drinking / Etc.
Created 07 Aug 2020
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  • Finding Your Uniform
    04 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 47 15
    I’m fascinated by the uniforms we choose for ourselves. I’ve written about this before—it’s an ongoing theme—and Michael and I talk about uniforms on the podcast quite a bit. Ideally, the personal uni...
  • Central Division: Just Getting By
    28 Dec 2021 10 5
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  • Consolation Christmas
    25 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 42 11
    I hope you’re having a good day. This feels like the biggest consolation Christmas in the history of Christmas. I’m sure there were more trying holidays—we don’t have to list them—but the best that ca...
  • Hard and Fast
    18 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 39 10
    Rules are useful—whether for style, tipping or anything else. Benchmarks and received wisdom are useful guardrails. As you get older you might bump up against one and find it no longer applies and you...
  • Central Division: The Television Issue
    15 Dec 2021 5 0
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  • The Travel Dilemma
    09 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 33 7
    We continue to live in strange times. We know that, and yet the strangeness shifts and we’re left to navigate new and unsettling circumstances. We keep saying this and yet it remains the case. I’ve be...
  • Central Division: An Open Mind
    06 Dec 2021 11 3
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  • The Direct Approach
    03 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 21 4
    In newsletters and books, I like to provide general principles and then let readers figure out what makes sense for themselves. But sometimes that doesn’t work: people want to know precisely how much ...
  • Central Division: Giving Dangerously
    29 Nov 2021 9 3
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  • On Giving
    27 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 31 5
    This is less a gift guide than some general principles that might help the process. In the Coggins family we are beyond objects—there’s simply too much of everything. I think a lot of people feel this...
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