Monthly Archives: March 2012

Let there be light!


My battle with the rats in my attic continues.  As you may remember, we discovered we had rats in our attic when one of them died in the wall of our house and started to smell to high heaven.  That … Continue reading

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Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?


Mike Hensen, Senior Program Coordinator at the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at Duke University recently sent me a fairly depressing article that examines the Tar Heel State and how its different regions have fared economically over the last few … Continue reading

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Converse, you make me sad


At this time of the year, my mind naturally goes to basketball.  March Madness, Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four.  This year is especially basketball crazy for me because the Western Washington University Vikings from Bellingham, Washington won the Division … Continue reading

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These boots are made for walking and working


Boot Sculpture at Waimea Center, Hawaii: Photo by Donnie MacGowan This week’s “Three for the Week” are all boots made by members of our extended American family.  Men and women who are on their feet working everyday know the value … Continue reading

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Let’s do our part!


Less imported consumer goods = more jobs for members of our extended American family.  This message was delivered by renowned economist and author Robert Aliber, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business at a recent economic forum.  Aliber stated … Continue reading

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Das is aber ausgezeichnet!


Volkswagen is hiring more members of our extended American family to produce their wonderful Passats in their new plant in Tennessee and I say well done Volkswagen!  If you missed it, last year Volkswagen opened a brand new plant in Chattanooga, … Continue reading

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All together now!


Ya gotta hand it to them, that is some nice marching.  Everyone together, no stragglers, no one forgot their hat.  Impressive. China is the source of most of the world’s shoes, most of the world’s apparel, most of the world’s … Continue reading

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