Monthly Archives: June 2012

That’s music to my ears


Apple TV:  Designed by Apple in California.  Assembled in China. Google Nexus Q: Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A. I think I will take the latter. I was overjoyed to read the other day that Google, unlike Apple, has decided to … Continue reading

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Giving Chinese boots the boot!


Fighting in Afghanistan is tough. Fighting in Afghanistan in Chinese boots is just too much. This was the message read about recently.   Master Sgt. Steve Adachi bucked the system by refusing to wear the Chinese boots that were issued to him.  … Continue reading

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I think it’s coming in for a landing!


Boeing and Seattle are synonymous. Growing up in Seattle, it seemed like half of my buddies’ fathers worked for Boeing. Lots of Boeing Engineers, some production line guys, one or two test pilots. When Boeing decided to move its headquarters to … Continue reading

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Don’t miss the Brooks Brothers’ sale!


I am a pretty cheap guy; just ask my wife.  For lots of products, that is not a problem since the American products are just as cheap as those from our pals in China.  But that is not true for … Continue reading

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Now that’s fairly ironic.


http://www.shorpy.com/node/6117 We have record long-term unemployment in this country.  Young people are graduating from university only to find that they can not get a job in the field they trained for because the job simply doesn’t exist.  Yet, jobs go … Continue reading

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One size fits all?


Remember Rick Santorum? Doesn’t he seem like a distant memory? Well, there are a couple of things Rick Santorum said that I remember. First, that strong families are the best bulwark against poverty. Second, that President Obama said everyone should go to … Continue reading

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Lights, camera, action!


I am very pleased and excited to announce the first video I have ever put up on YouTube.  The video features the amazing people at McKinnon Furniture here in Seattle.  You can watch as they construct a one of a kind … Continue reading

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