Monthly Archives: April 2012

He had that effect on a lot of people.


There is a natural affinity between candidates and babies.  You can be sure that there will be a lot of mugging with babies by the President and Mr. Romney between now and November.  According to an article in Mother Jones, the practice … Continue reading

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That’s a lot of matchsticks


Growing up, I used to love making models.  Model planes, model tanks, you name it.  But I never really used to like making model ships.  Two weeks ago, my buddy sent me the link to the story of Mr. Philip … Continue reading

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Man, the picture is so beautiful!


A couple of months ago I did a post on the only firm making TVs in this country:  Element Electronics.  Well, it seems that the firm is starting to really get rolling.  Element was featured on NBC news the day … Continue reading

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An import by any other name?


I came across an interesting article in Businessweek the other day.  The article talked about a new book by Alan Uke called Buying America Back.  In his book Uke urges a revision to the consumer product labeling system run by the Federal … Continue reading

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The little things in life


I handle the bigger challenges in life better than the little ones.  When my Dad died twelve years ago, it was horrible but I think I exhibited some grace during the time between his death and his burial.  The same … Continue reading

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Almost as good as Downton Abbey


  Fire up the television for a PBS episode entitled “Made in America” airing on your local PBS station on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.  Made in America is the last episode in the four-part “America Revealed” series.

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Man it’s bright out there!


I grew up in Los Angeles, and if you grow up there you learn the value of a good pair of sunglasses.  Wearing sunglasses is good for your eyes.  More sunglasses are sold in my hometown of Seattle than any … Continue reading

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