Monthly Archives: January 2012

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


In Seattle, we rarely get snow.  We get lots of snow in the Cascades, but not much in town.  But it started snowing this week in Seattle and my son Benjamin couldn’t be happier since there have been three days … Continue reading

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Why does everything I cook with these pans taste like Chinese food?


Americans love to eat.  In fact we love to eat so much that 35% of us are obese.  Obese people are much more likely to contract Type 2 diabetes; more than 25 million Americans or 8.3% of our population has … Continue reading

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Is that a worm in my Apple?


In an earlier post, I suggested that Apple might consider reshoring the production of iPads to this country.  Apple has not yet acceded to my demands on that issue, but they are doing what they can.  Over the last few … Continue reading

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I actually feel sorry for the Denver Broncos


I have always been a Washington Redskins fan.  I can’t even remember what prompted me to root for the Skins initially, but I did so even after the Seattle Seahawks came to town in 1976.  My favorite Skins game memory was … Continue reading

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The Germans have arrived and they brought schnitzel


As told you yesterday, Seattle has loads of outdoorsy types who wouldn’t be caught dead driving anything but a Subaru.  But there are plenty of people who live in Seattle who could never be described as outdoorsy.  But that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Seattle, the Subaru Outback Capital of the World


For those of you who don’t know, we Seattleites are very outdoorsy. Seattle is located on the Puget Sound smack dab between two mountain ranges, the Olympics next to the Pacific Ocean, and the Cascades which run like a spine … Continue reading

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Are these American cars?


Cars are the biggest purchase, outside a house, most of us will ever make.  As you have probably figured out by now if you have visited my blog more than once, I urge you to buy “American” not because I want to improve … Continue reading

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Gentlemen, start your engines!


This week, Detroit hosts the annual North American International Auto Show so I thought it was an opportune time to do a post on American cars.  The biggest consumer product purchase most Americans will make in their lives is a car.  … Continue reading

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I want one of these!


I am working on a post on American made cars we can buy to support members of our extended American family.  My wish list of cool American made cars has grown by one with the announcement by Honda that it … Continue reading

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Knit one, pearl two!


I just received a lovely new knitted wool hat from my mum.  My mum knits while she talks, as do lots of other knitters.  Knitting is an extremely popular hobby practiced by millions of people worldwide.  The Knitting Guild Association … Continue reading

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