Monthly Archives: March 2012

Thanks Jack Donnelly Khakis!


I just wanted to say thanks to Gregg Donnelly, the man behind Jack Donnelly Khakis, and his colleague Kevin for interviewing me for his blog.  And thanks for all the people who read my interview at the Jack Donnelly blog … Continue reading

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Tick Tock


While members of our extended American family produce almost anything we would need to buy for our home and our immediate family, there are a few areas where American made options are few and far between.  American made TVs were … Continue reading

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And they also agree that bunny rabbits are fluffy and cute


Buying products made by members of our extended American family is a no brainer for me.  Some poll numbers just done by Consumer Reports seems to confirm that other Americans feel the way I do.  And this movement to support American … Continue reading

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Dust Bunnies be gone!


My family think I am fairly neurotic when it comes to cleaning.  I will admit it, I like a clean house.  No dust, no dog hair, no dirty dishes.  I have hired people to clean my house in the past, … Continue reading

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Tough guys wear hats


Back in the day, every guy in America wore hats.  They were as much a part of a man’s wardrobe as his coat or tie.  I am reading David McCullough’s Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Truman and McCullough said Truman … Continue reading

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Rag merchants to the Middle Kingdom


Forbes.com has two consistent messages.  The first is that is it doesn’t make sense for Apple to assemble iPods, iPhones and iPads in this country and the second is that China is America’s most important economic partner.  I believe both messages are false, … Continue reading

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Welcome to the party.


Lands’ End apparel company has recently put their corporate little toe in the water of Made in the US.  The Lands’ End “Durable Goods” collection is a rather small collection of 5 pieces of apparel: tee-shirt, long sleeve tee-shirt, sweat shirt, sweat … Continue reading

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I find this very confusing


I recently wrote a post about a January 21, 2012 N.Y. Times article regarding Apple’s need to be in China.  The Times reporters took at face value a statement from a “former high-ranking Apple executive” that “The entire supply chain is in … Continue reading

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It’s in the bag


Being the casual kind of guy I am, most of the bags I have featured on the blog have been of a casual style:  Tom Bihn and Red Oxx come to mind.  But what if you want more formal leather … Continue reading

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