Monthly Archives: April 2012

That’s a lot of matchsticks


Growing up, I used to love making models.  Model planes, model tanks, you name it.  But I never really used to like making model ships.  Two weeks ago, my buddy sent me the link to the story of Mr. Philip … Continue reading

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An import by any other name?


I came across an interesting article in Businessweek the other day.  The article talked about a new book by Alan Uke called Buying America Back.  In his book Uke urges a revision to the consumer product labeling system run by the Federal … Continue reading

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The little things in life


I handle the bigger challenges in life better than the little ones.  When my Dad died twelve years ago, it was horrible but I think I exhibited some grace during the time between his death and his burial.  The same … Continue reading

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Man it’s bright out there!


I grew up in Los Angeles, and if you grow up there you learn the value of a good pair of sunglasses.  Wearing sunglasses is good for your eyes.  More sunglasses are sold in my hometown of Seattle than any … Continue reading

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Brite Idea


I wanted you to know about a great new American company making LED lights.  Firefly makes all sorts of LED lights for the home.  Please click on the link to go to Firefly’s website and check out lights you can buy … Continue reading

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His just deserts


All hail Harry Moser!  For those of you who didn’t read my first post on Mr. Moser, Harry Moser is the most important advocate for the reshoring movement in this country.  Reshoring is the idea that manufacturing jobs can be … Continue reading

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They’re back!


There is no reason to ever buy furniture that isn’t made in America.  Let me say that again.  There is no reason to ever buy furniture that isn’t made in America.  Here in Seattle, the furniture company for those in … Continue reading

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Let me introduce….!


What a week!  I discovered people really like barbecue.  My post on barbecuing and gas grills made by members of our extended family was my most popular post of all time.  But enough about barbecue, it is time for our latest edition of three … Continue reading

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Where does he carry all those eggs?


My mum served in Congress from 1992 until 1998.  She told the voters that she was going to Congress for three terms, then returning to her farm outside Portland, Oregon.  Unlike other politicians who ran on a term limit pledge, my mother … Continue reading

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But Clyde, why don’t you tell us what you really think?


If you have been reading this blog for the last few months, you know I have written plenty of posts critical of Apple’s labor practices and its steadfast commitment to outsourcing the assembly of its products.  But I am a … Continue reading

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