Category Archives: gifts

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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I’m all afflutter


It is a rather dreary, rainy day in Seattle today.  But the first day of Spring is less than a month away, so we are on the back side of winter.  Spring signals many things, one of which is birds … Continue reading

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Reality check


One of my favorite Monty Python skits involved the Royal Society For Putting Things on top of other Things.  During the skit, John Cleese explains that his chapter of the Society has not put one thing on top of another thing in the … Continue reading

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Imagine how good your coffee would taste in a Longberger cup!


Stories like this just make me happy.  I recently read in the Buffalo News that the Longaberger company is bringing production of its pottery back from the Middle Kingdom.  Longaberger has been making its signature woven baskets in Ohio since 1917.  Longaberger originally … Continue reading

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Nobody Knows the Trouble I’m In


This scene is very familiar to me.  We have a new dog, Bo Bo.  Bo Bo is a yellow lab who is ten months old.  I often come home to lots of chewed up stuff. If Bo Bo needed any … Continue reading

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Well that makes it a lot easier!


Sometimes finding products you want that are made by members of our extended American family can be a bit of a struggle.  But thankfully, a lot of websites of well-known retailers are now including a “Made in America” search function … Continue reading

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Esquire material? Not so much.


No one is going to mistake me for a sharp dresser.  While I don’t generally parade around in leisure suits, I have worn one in my time.  My default outfit of choice is shorts and soccer jerseys.  Not very fashionable … Continue reading

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Yeah, like I said!


For most of our history, the products Americans bought were made by other Americans.  Then, lots of American companies figured out that they could design products here, but could send the plans to factories in places like the Middle Kingdom, … Continue reading

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What is the world’s most precious substance?


We all need water. Plenty of water. But I have to admit, 3 liters a day seems a bit extreme. But what do I know? It’s not like I am a doctor.  I’m a lawyer, and I can’t remember a class … Continue reading

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Let there be light!


My battle with the rats in my attic continues.  As you may remember, we discovered we had rats in our attic when one of them died in the wall of our house and started to smell to high heaven.  That … Continue reading

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