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Q&A: Factory Man author talks about one manufacturer who fought back

WASHINGTON – Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn’t necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.

Macy’s book, Factory Man, tells the story of one manufacturer who fought back. John Bassett III, a wealthy scion of a furniture dynasty in southwestern Virginia, responded to a flood of overseas...

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Writing and yoga combine in retreat

Joy Kilpatrick and Rachel Turiel are teaming up to lead a writing and yoga retreat in Durango from Sept. 19 to 21.

The retreat, to be held at Inhabit, 1970 East Third Ave., will feature alternating sessions of yoga and writing designed for practitioners of any level. Turiel is a writer and blogger, and Kilpatrick is a certified yoga therapist.

The idea behind the retreat is that while yoga unifies the body and mind, writing provides a container for the wisdom.

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