Tag Archives: United States

It’s that time of year again!


As a child, the last week of August was always rather depressing.  Sure I wasn’t in school, but I would be soon.  I would go through the motions of enjoying my last week of whatever camp I was attending, but … 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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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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Oh they’re connectors alright!


As I have been documenting over the last two years, there is an American apparel manufacturing renaissance underway.  Firms like Jack Donnelly Khakis, White Dress Shirts, and Loggerhead Apparel, are producing amazing clothing we can all buy.  In speaking to the American entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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It’s never too early to plan next summer’s naps


Napping is pretty high on my list of things I like to do.  There is the nap on the couch while watching golf.  When I nodded off, Nicklaus was on the second tee.  When I regain consciousness, he is on the … Continue reading

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Hook, line and sinker


I have never been much of a fisher.  I remember the first time my dad ever took me on a fishing trip.  My dad loved to fish for steelhead from an oar boat on the rivers in the Olympic Peninsula.  Anyway, … Continue reading

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Beaten to the punch


I have done quite a few posts on American cars.  I was about to do a post on a new resource of how to tell how American a car really is.  It’s called the Kogod Made in America Auto Index.  But … Continue reading

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Another gift from our friends in the Middle Kingdom


I read a great book on Chinese manufacturing last year.  It’s titled Poorly Made in China, An Insider’s Account of the China Production Game and was written by Paul Midler.  Paul’s book details how Chinese manufacturing firms shave costs in production … Continue reading

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Fire when ready Gridley!


My dad used to always use the phrase “Fire when ready Gridley” when ever we were about to begin a task.  I finally found out its origin the other day.  At the beginning of the Battle of Manila in the … Continue reading

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A timely article on apparel production in N.Y.


I just came across a great article in Time about the garment district in New York and the struggles people face making apparel in the States.  I urge you to read it.

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