Monthly Archives: September 2012

The secret to keeping your child happy at college


I remember the day like it was yesterday. January, 1979. Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. My dad and I shuffled into the first room at the Gamma dorm.  Every horizontal surface held an empty Black Velvet bottle.  Not my cup … Continue reading

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I hope you can follow the thread of this story


When it comes to manufacturing, Wisconsin is special. Three of the firms I visited on my recent mid-west trip are located in Wisconsin. All three have been in business for over 50 years. And all three are models of how … Continue reading

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The Allen Edmonds’ family shoe tree


I knew my Allen Edmonds shoes were special. After visiting the Allen Edmonds factory in Port Washington, Wisconsin last Wednesday I now know why they are special. The best quality materials, hand crafted by experienced members of our extended American … Continue reading

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Take Mr. Bond to school!


Ok, so the title of this post doesn’t really have too much to do with the substance of this post, but I always liked that line from Dr. No. What I really wanted to do was to alert you to what … Continue reading

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The secret formula to creating jobs in America!


It took me months to come up with. An untold amount of money was spent. I pulled several muscles during the effort. But I have finally discovered the secret formula to creating jobs for members of our extended American family. Are you … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa


Sorry for the radio silence over the last few days.  I got back from my midwest trip on Friday and have been catching up with things over the last few days.  Normal blogging service will resume tomorrow. All the best, … Continue reading

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What well dressed American men have been wearing for more than 100 years!


Chicago is a hell of a town. Amazing buildings, great food. And members of our extended American family making beautiful suits. I flew into Chicago on Monday and spent the afternoon just wandering around town.  I must have walked ten miles … Continue reading

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