Category Archives: Appliances

Say it ain’t so!


  As I digested my Thanksgiving dinner and watched the Seattle Seahawks demolish the 49ers on Thursday evening, I started seeing the first of the Black Friday ads.  I can’t remember what store was offering them for sale on Friday, … Continue reading

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Which coast is this again?


  My dad, Richard Briggs, grew up on the east coast.  Living in New York City, he took most of his beach vacations in Massachusetts.  Sadly, we didn’t get to take an East Coast beach vacation together before he suddenly … Continue reading

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Mirror mirror on the wall; wait, you’re a television!


I am in the process of rolling out a new website that will be a resource for Americans who want to build or remodel their homes using building materials, appliances, furniture and furnishings made by members of our extended American … Continue reading

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Important news I forgot to tell you about


It has been a crazy couple of weeks and I have not had time to do any posting.  So here are a bunch of Made in America tidbits I wanted to let you know about. Cooking with Gas If you … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, I’m an expert


I drink alot of coffee.  Probably too much really.  I used to go to Starbucks because they offered free refills, but that policy was ended.  So now I go to another smaller coffee shop near my office for one in … Continue reading

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It’s all about the clicks


WordPress, the blogging platform I use, provides me with all sorts of statistics about how many people view my blog each day, what posts they look at, what country they are from, how they got to my blog, etc.  But … Continue reading

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That’s a bright idea!


I love to read and am always struggling with my dim table lamps.  Well it appears the answer to my problem is at hand, and it just happens to be made by members of our extended American family.  I recently … Continue reading

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If you can’t stand the heat,…


I have kvetched before about our tiny kitchen.  But if the biggest problem I have is a lack of counter space, I should probably shut my pie hole.  And no matter how small your kitchen is, you can stock it with American … Continue reading

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A little of this, a little of that


I like writing in-depth posts on great firms where members of our extended American family are making useful products we can use. I like writing in-depth posts on subjects like outsourcing. But sometimes I just want to unload a few little … Continue reading

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Four stalwarts of American manufacturing


There are certain products that are quintessentially American. Wigwam socks. Hart Schaffner Marx suits. Allen Edmonds shoes. Subzero Refrierators. Beginning on September 11th, I will be visiting each of these iconic American manufacturing firms in preparation for including them in my … Continue reading

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