Monthly Archives: October 2011

The President’s suit


Photo:  Hart Schaffner Marx Whatever your views on President Obama’s policies, I think Americans of virtually every stripe can agree on one thing:  the President is one sharp dresser.  And it isn’t a surprise since the President’s suits are made … Continue reading

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Something’s cooking


I love eating. And I actually like cooking as well. Which is somewhat surprising give the state of our kitchen. Our kitchen is so small that it wouldn’t be out-of-place on a sailboat. Despite its small size, my kitchen is … Continue reading

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What does American made mean to you?


For the last year, I have urging everyone I know to consider buying more products manufactured by members of our extended American family.  I have featured a lot of these products on this blog.  But what does it mean for a … Continue reading

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Tom Bihn video update


I have been waiting with bated breath for word from my videographer Johnathan about his progress in editing the Tom Bihn video we shot at Tom’s manufacturing plant two weeks ago.  Johnathan called yesterday and told me that we should have … Continue reading

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Come and get it


Ever since I became interested in buying consumer goods made by members of my extended American family, I have discussed the issue with friends and family.  I often get the comment, “yeah, I would like to buy more goods made … Continue reading

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Grandma Boo expects a card


Like most people, I love my mum.  My mum is Elizabeth Furse.  Her family is English, but she wasn’t born in England.  She was born in Kenya and grew up in South Africa.  When she was still a teenager she took … Continue reading

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Products from the Palmetto and Peach States


Two items of clothing are found in the closets of most American men: khakis and polos.  But alas, few of the occupants of all those closets hail from these shores.  Fear not.    You can buy khakis and polos made by members of your extended … Continue reading

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