Monthly Archives: August 2013

If you can’t stand the heat,…


Photo:  thekitchn.com I have kvetched before about our tiny kitchen.  But if the biggest problem I have is a lack of counter space, I should probably shut my pie hole.  And no matter how small your kitchen is, you can stock … Continue reading

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So sue me!


Almost every post I have ever written on my blog has pertained to helping to create jobs for members of our extended American family, mostly by simply encouraging Americans to buy the products their American brothers and sisters make.  But man … Continue reading

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It’s Official! He’s a Bulldog!


After months of agonizing, the son and heir finally decided to become a Gonzaga Bulldog.  In about two weeks we will be making the trip from Seattle to Spokane to install him in a dorm on campus.  The first painful event … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa


On my last post, I erroneously stated that Allen Edmonds’ boat shoes were made by members of our extended American family.  They are not.  Thanks to a comment from my friend Jack A., I learned that those boat shoes are … Continue reading

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An embarrassment of riches


Well, I have lots of goods made by members of your extended American family to tell you about.  So, in no particular order, here we go. Goruck Goruck makes all sorts of great packs, dufflebags, wallets and other assorted good.  I … Continue reading

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Not that kind of Reaper!


It’s amazing to think, but agriculture as we know it has only been practiced for around 10,000 years.  Many types of grains, such as wheat, barley and rye, were traditionally harvested by reapers who could cut the grain stalk with … Continue reading

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I want your two cents!


I am finishing up my book, Simply American, Putting Our Extended American Family Back To Work.  It should be completed by the end of the year.  But I was thinking it might be fun to serialize it on my blog. … Continue reading

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