Category Archives: Seattle

Going to the cupboard


I am very excited to present my second video project with a fine American manufacturing firm.  Canyon Creek makes great kitchen, bathroom and any other kind of room cabinets in Monroe, Washington.  I had the good fortune to visit them … Continue reading

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Lights, camera, action!


I often hear a common complaint. “I want to buy more products manufactured in the U.S., but they are tough to find. Well, one retailer that is making it easy to go on a “one stop, all-American” shopping trip is … 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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What children fear more than anything else.


The memory of them still haunts me. I would be in the middle of my summer vacation.  The vacation seemed like it could go on forever. And then “it” would arrive. The dreaded Back to School circular. Upon its arrival, my … Continue reading

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I wonder why my coffee tastes so good?


Starbucks prompts varying responses from coffee drinkers in Seattle. The Seattle “down with the system man!” crowd often avoid Starbucks like the plague, opting instead for Cherry Street, Pegasus or some other small coffee shop when in need of a cup … Continue reading

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Sign me up!


I read a great story about a couple in Ocean City, New Jersey who have opened their own “Made in America” store. John and Kathy Settelen opened their store, OC to Shining Sea, on the Boardwalk in Ocean City.  They have been doing … Continue reading

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The pitter patter of little feet


In one of my favorite scenes from the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Harrison Ford is telling his father Sean Connery about finding shields in Venice that had the directions to the location of the Holy Grail.  Connery is absolutely ecstatic upon hearing … Continue reading

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Let there be light!


For me, December has always been about light.  I am a sucker for Christmas lights.  In Bellevue, a city next to Seattle, they have a wonderful tradition, Garden d’Lights.  Held in the Bellevue Botanical Gardens each December, loads of volunteers make glowing flowers out … Continue reading

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A Seattle firm that is outstanding in their field and stream


Filson is old school.  That is not to say they are old-fashioned.  Rather, they are a Seattle company that has been manufacturing premier quality outdoor wear in my home town for the past 114 years.  If you want gear that will … Continue reading

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I’ll just take everything in the showroom please


When you walk into the McKinnon Furniture showroom on Western Avenue in Seattle, what hits you first is the pleasing fragrance.  Wood.  Beautiful wooden dining room sets.  Handsome wooden bookcases.  Refined wooden wardrobes.  Cherry furniture, maple furniture, walnut furniture and mahogany furniture.  … Continue reading

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