Author Archives: Simply American LLC

About Simply American LLC

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at www.simply-american.com.

Santa might be stopping by!


With Christmas less than two weeks away, the gift buying imperative is upon us.  This year I have decided to try to purchase Christmas gifts which are produced by individual American makers.  A great place to find such gifts are … Continue reading

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The Festive Period is officially underway!


If you live in England, the “Festive Period” is generally thought of as the period of time between Christmas and New Years.  But I tend to think of the entire month of December as the Festive Period and my Festive … Continue reading

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American brands, delivered to your phone!


  I’m convinced that curated ecommerce sites are going to be instrumental in helping to sustain and grow American made products, especially products made by smaller makers.  A case in point is BEZAR, the brainchild of Brad Shellhammer.  I can’t … Continue reading

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Way to go Nike!


I was in need of some new cotton crew socks, so I dropped into my local Fred Meyer and beelined it to the sock section.  Imagine my glee at finding a nice package of very reasonably priced Nike Crew socks … Continue reading

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Ten! Hut!


I recently came across an amazing American firm that I felt compelled to tell you about.  Sword & Plough is the brain child of two American sisters, Betsy and Emily.  Born into a military family, Betsy and Emily grew up at West … Continue reading

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American Field!


I haven’t posted in quite a while, but it wasn’t laziness on my part I assure you.  Rather, I have been working like a strap on my new website Homerica.  Homerica is your one stop for everything you need for … Continue reading

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Four sales you shouldn’t miss!


I buy American made products almost exclusively, but that doesn’t mean I ignore sales of American made products.  I like a bargain as much as the next fella.  The time around the 4th of July often provides a target rich … Continue reading

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If I were in the market


I am currently leasing a 2014 Honda Civic, which was assembled at one of Honda’s American plants and has a good deal of American built content.  But if you are in need of a new ride and want to buy … Continue reading

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Stepping up to the table


I like to eat.  You name it, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, I love a good meal.  But I wanted to ensure that the forks and knives I use to eat my meals were made by Americans.  Imagine my shock when I … Continue reading

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I’ve got a few things on my plate


I am pretty swamped these days.  In addition to my real job, my Simply American job has been growing.  I am finally finishing my book, Simply American, Putting Our Extended American Family Back To Work.  I am putting the finishing touches … Continue reading

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