Monthly Archives: October 2014

I hope you can follow the thread of this story


90% of the apparel that you and I buy is not made by members of our extended American family.  It didn’t used to be that way.  As recently as the 1970s over 70% of apparel sold in the U.S. was … Continue reading

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Even I would look good in an Electric Mirror!


I stumble into the bathroom of my hotel room in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, or Tokyo. Faucet, sink, mirror. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Remote control? That does seems odd. I push the on button on the remote control and … Continue reading

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The Needle


For most Americans, table tennis is a game.  But not for Marty Reisman.  For Reisman, table tennis was much, much more.  Reisman once remarked that he had built a career around a game usually played in the basement next to … Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with the new


  I bought my first pair of KEENs four years ago, about a week before going on the first Brother-in-Laws’ hike. The first Brother-in-Laws’ hike was a five-day march up the Ho River Valley to the Blue Glacier on the backside of … Continue reading

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Bow down to ice cold beverages!


I am a proud University of Washington Husky alum and back in the day, I used to tailgate in the North lot of Husky Stadium pictured above.  As anyone who has ever tailgated knows, the cooler is integral to a … Continue reading

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