Category Archives: Luggage

Ten! Hut!


I recently came across an amazing American firm that I felt compelled to tell you about.  Sword & Plough is the brain child of two American sisters, Betsy and Emily.  Born into a military family, Betsy and Emily grew up at West … Continue reading

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American made for the 1%


  I’ll admit it.  I am cheap.  People who have never met me know how cheap I am.  So it is unlikely that I will ever buy any of the products featured on this post.  But that doesn’t mean you … Continue reading

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It’s all about the clicks


WordPress, the blogging platform I use, provides me with all sorts of statistics about how many people view my blog each day, what posts they look at, what country they are from, how they got to my blog, etc.  But … Continue reading

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Come all ye procrastinators!


So, a trifle late, I present you with the Simply-American 2013 Holiday gift giving list.  This list is for independent Americans who did not rush to the shops like lemmings on Black Friday.  No, you decided to bide your time … Continue reading

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It’s like visiting China without ever getting on a plane!


We were at Macy’s this weekend to buy a new mattress for my son’s bed.  Thankfully, almost all the mattresses being sold at Macy’s were made in the U.S.  The same cannot be said for the lions share of the goods … 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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The hits just keep on coming


I did a post last week on Eric Hein’s Corter leather.  Well a reader let me know about a another great company where members of our extended American family in Wisconsin are making great leather goods.  The firm is Mitchell … Continue reading

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