Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mrs. Grossman does nice work


I took a couple of days off over the Christmas period and one of the things I did was clean up the junk drawer in my chest-of-drawers.  You know the junk drawer, filled to the brim with old photos, drained … Continue reading

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Release the hounds!


We recently had to put down our dog Emma who lived with us for fifteen years.  That was not a good day.  She was such a companion to our family, she will always be remembered with great fondness. Our other … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on buying American


For the last few months, I have been writing this blog and my book, both whose purpose is to promote the purchase of American consumer goods made by members of our extended American family.  I wanted to share a few of my … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be happy take two!


I did a post recently on a report by the San Francisco branch of the Federal Reserve designed to convince us that the fact that we imported $365 billion dollars worth of stuff from China last year is no big deal.  Well, there … Continue reading

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If I had a hammer, …


We are getting down to the wire.  Depending when the stores close on Christmas Eve, you have less than a day and a half to get your shopping done.  If your family opens presents on Christmas Eve like mine does, … Continue reading

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Leading the charge!


There are many people and groups who are trying to bring back the glory days of manufacturing in this country.  I discovered a new group just yesterday after reading the blog post of Linda Thomas of KIRO radio here in … Continue reading

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By my calculations, I still have fifteen minutes of fame left


Recently, I came across a piece written by Tim Worstall, a regular contributor at Forbes, about Apple.  I left a comment on that article and asked Tim to check out my post, Comparing Apples to Apples, that I wrote regarding the possibility of … Continue reading

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I could use your help


I am planning four trips in the coming months to visit the seventeen American manufacturing firms that I am featuring in my book titled  “Simply American, Putting Our Extended American Family Back To Work.”  I will visit firms in Illinois … Continue reading

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Baby it’s cold inside


We are in the middle of the holiday eating season.  In order to get through this season, you need to have a refrigerator-freezer that is working at its peak efficiency.  Groaning under the weight of hams, Beef Tenderloin, massive pans of … Continue reading

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Paint me red, white and blue!


It happens every year.  I am up on a ladder, hanging the icicle Christmas lights from the gutter on the front of my house.  As I descend the ladder, I look over at the eaves and think to myself, Oh … Continue reading

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