Monthly Archives: November 2011

Comparing Apples to Apples


In order to write this blog and my book Simply American, I read a lot of articles about Made in America issues.  Some of them discuss Apple.   I came across one of these the other day.  It was in the Atlantic Magazine … Continue reading

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Fit to be tied!


With the holidays come holiday parties, including the penultimate holiday soiree, the New Years Eve Party.  I don’t know about you, but I think there is nothing as cheery and at the same time stylish as a good bow tie.  … Continue reading

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It’s in the bag!


What is it about Wisconsin?  So many wonderful firms make their products in the Badger State, a few of whom I have already featured.  Well, here is another one you will want to know about.  Yvonne Totes is a mother-daughter … Continue reading

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You are going to like this one I think


Just in time for the holidays, I have found another great Made in America website.  It is called SusaBelle Boutique and is a beautifully designed website.  All of the products featured at SusaBelle Boutique are Made in America.  The items featured on the … Continue reading

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Black Friday Alert!


The Alliance for American Manufacturing is a non-partisan, non-profit partnership whose sole goal is to strengthen manufacturing in the United States.  They have put out a great feature about shopping tomorrow on Black Friday called “Buy American, Give American”  .  Check out … Continue reading

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We need more fellas like George Feldstein


Most people in America have heard the phrase “the American Dream”.  Surprisingly, it was only coined in 1931 by James Truslow Adam in his book The Epic of America.  Adam’s definition of the American Dream is “that dream of a land in … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the marshmallows!


Growing up here in Seattle, I was a big fan of beach fires. Beach fires during our high school days were a fixture. When vacationing on the Oregon Coast, it was always amazing to see scores of beach fires on … Continue reading

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