Monthly Archives: August 2012

Four stalwarts of American manufacturing


There are certain products that are quintessentially American. Wigwam socks. Hart Schaffner Marx suits. Allen Edmonds shoes. Subzero Refrierators. Beginning on September 11th, I will be visiting each of these iconic American manufacturing firms in preparation for including them in my … Continue reading

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The one thing we all require


Nothing enforces utility like backpacking. We just got back from hiking up to the Necklace Valley.  During the steep stretch of the hike, we gained 2600 feet of elevation in two miles.  It makes me tired just writing that.  When … Continue reading

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Three things that are the key to a more fulfilling life!


Go ahead, admit it. You have missed the “Three for the Week” feature. I know I have. So it’s back and I promise I will introduce you to three great products made by members of our extended American family every week … Continue reading

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Oh boy!


You have to hand it to the Chinese, they are no dummies.  China is the largest car manufacturer in the world.  But most people have never heard of any of the Chinese brands.  I haven’t seen too many Great Wall … Continue reading

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Not that Sarah thank God.


I think this picture of Sarah Palin really captures her spirit.  Sort of enthusiastic without the sufficient analysis.  Say what you will about Paul Ryan and his budget plan, there is no doubt the guy is intelligent.  A definite upgrade for the Republicans from last time.  … Continue reading

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Ok, I guess he is kinda cute.


We got a new puppy last week. Titus is a nine week old White Lab puppy. I had forgotten two things about puppies.  They sleep a lot and their teeth are very sharp. Puppies need lots of accessories, so I went down … Continue reading

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What children fear more than anything else.


The memory of them still haunts me. I would be in the middle of my summer vacation.  The vacation seemed like it could go on forever. And then “it” would arrive. The dreaded Back to School circular. Upon its arrival, my … Continue reading

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