Monthly Archives: September 2012

The secret to keeping your child happy at college


I remember the day like it was yesterday. January, 1979. Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. My dad and I shuffled into the first room at the Gamma dorm.  Every horizontal surface held an empty Black Velvet bottle.  Not my cup … Continue reading

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I hope you can follow the thread of this story


When it comes to manufacturing, Wisconsin is special. Three of the firms I visited on my recent mid-west trip are located in Wisconsin. All three have been in business for over 50 years. And all three are models of how … Continue reading

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The Allen Edmonds’ family shoe tree


I knew my Allen Edmonds shoes were special. After visiting the Allen Edmonds factory in Port Washington, Wisconsin last Wednesday I now know why they are special. The best quality materials, hand crafted by experienced members of our extended American … Continue reading

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The secret formula to creating jobs in America!


It took me months to come up with. An untold amount of money was spent. I pulled several muscles during the effort. But I have finally discovered the secret formula to creating jobs for members of our extended American family. Are you … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa


Sorry for the radio silence over the last few days.  I got back from my midwest trip on Friday and have been catching up with things over the last few days.  Normal blogging service will resume tomorrow. All the best, … Continue reading

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What well dressed American men have been wearing for more than 100 years!


Chicago is a hell of a town. Amazing buildings, great food. And members of our extended American family making beautiful suits. I flew into Chicago on Monday and spent the afternoon just wandering around town.  I must have walked ten miles … Continue reading

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A worthy read!


It is a simple formula. We need new jobs in this country. We can create new jobs by buying American made shoes, socks, pants, cars, freezers instead of foreign-made shoes, socks, pants, cars and freezers. So I am always on … Continue reading

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Swing for the fences!


My dad grew up in New York City.  He lived in Queens but attended Brooklyn Tech.  He later attended Columbia College and Columbia Medical School. My dad was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan, and went to quite a few games at Ebbets Field.  My dad … Continue reading

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