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American pens for the New Year


Writing implements have changed greatly over the centuries.  The first “pens” were made from reed straw or bamboo.  The Ancient Egyptians were writing with ink on papyrus as long ago as the 4th century BC.  It is thought that the … Continue reading

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I might branch out and buy this stuff


I recently found out about a cool American company making toys and furniture for kids. The firm is Twig Creative, and the camera allows budding photographers to shoot pictures to their heart’s content, though the images will be captured in … Continue reading

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Lost in Paradise


Sorry for the two-week radio silence, but I had the enviable task of spending ten days on the beach at Kaanapali, most of the time reclining at the Maui Sheraton pictured above.  While I mostly swam, snorkeled, ate and slept, … Continue reading

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Baaaaaaaaa!


Sheep and the wool they produce have been front and center with me over the last few weeks.  Two weeks ago I went to Oregon and visited two firms that are rather wool-centric. Dehen makes the most amazing sweaters and … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday Alert!


The intrepid Sarah Mazzone of the USA Challenge just posted a nice Cyber Monday list that I urge you to peruse if you still have any money left after buying all the stuff I suggested on my Simply American Black Friday … Continue reading

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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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Simply American Black Friday Alert!


I would sooner have a root canal without anesthetic than plan a huge shopping trip to the mall on the day after Thanksgiving.  Today I am planning a series of naps and setting aside plenty of time to savor our … Continue reading

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The Other Holy Trinity


No, I am not talking about the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  Not that I have any problem with the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  I am a Catholic after all.  No, the Holy Trinity I … 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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I hope you can follow the thread of this story


90% of the apparel that you and I buy is not made by members of our extended American family.  It didn’t used to be that way.  As recently as the 1970s over 70% of apparel sold in the U.S. was … Continue reading

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