Author Archives: John Briggs

About John Briggs

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at www.simply-american.com.

Back in the Saddle


With my book, Simply American, finished and published, I plan on getting back to blogging in earnest again.  Look for a about a post a week, on American made products, American jobs and American stories.  I can’t wait to get at it … Continue reading

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The Book is finally published!


  Well, its been a long time in the writing, about six years I figure, but my book Simply American, was finally published this week.  To be completely accurate, I finally published my book this week on Lulu, a self … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Football loves Made in America!


I don’t know about you, but my favorite NFL game of the week is always NBC’s Sunday Night Football with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth.  Visually it is amazing and I like the repartee between Collinsworth and Michaels.  I am … Continue reading

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Igloo, purveyor of American cold


  This summer, my son Ben and I have been doing loads of hiking. Ben is a student at Western Washington University located in Bellingham and has been living up in Bellingham this summer prior to his senior year at … Continue reading

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Makers Row is the only name you need to know to get in the domestic manufacturing game


  I have written about Maker’s row in the past.  Ever since I learned about the folks at Maker’s Row a couple of years ago, I have followed their progress closely.  So I was very happy to see the firm … Continue reading

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Marriott’s bold move


Marriott Hotels have made a commitment to buy American made towels for their American properties Continue reading

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Not that kinda rug!


Mohawk makes awesome rugs in the fine state of Georgia! Continue reading

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