Tag Archives: American made

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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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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Shout, shout and shout some more!


Sorry about the long delay in writing a post, I have been very busy getting my exciting new “Made in America” website ready to go live.  That event should occur within the next month.  But while I wait to shout … 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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Where does he carry all those eggs?


My mum served in Congress from 1992 until 1998.  She told the voters that she was going to Congress for three terms, then returning to her farm outside Portland, Oregon.  Unlike other politicians who ran on a term limit pledge, my mother … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on buying American


For the last few months, I have been writing this blog and my book, both whose purpose is to promote the purchase of American consumer goods made by members of our extended American family.  I wanted to share a few of my … Continue reading

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Did someone say cookies?


Well, we got the tree this morning.  The house is decorated and I have finished the top ten Made in America 2011 gift list.  I think it is time to get baking.  Growing up, my mum‘s favorite baked goods were meringues with … Continue reading

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