Category Archives: socks

Way to go Nike!


I was in need of some new cotton crew socks, so I dropped into my local Fred Meyer and beelined it to the sock section.  Imagine my glee at finding a nice package of very reasonably priced Nike Crew socks … Continue reading

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And the winners are!


I recently learned about a great competition for outdoor products being made in America. The American Made Outdoor Gear Award is the brainchild of the paddling firm Kokatat, where 150 members of our extended American family have been making all things … Continue reading

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Simply American Black Friday Alert!


I would sooner have a root canal without anesthetic than plan a huge shopping trip to the mall on the day after Thanksgiving.  Today I am planning a series of naps and setting aside plenty of time to savor our … 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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He’s onto something!


I came across an interesting article written by a young business person making clothing in L.A.  Nicholas Ventura has founded the apparel firm Youth Movement in L.A. and has discovered that having members of our extended American family living in … Continue reading

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They are slightly older than me


As you know, I had the great good fortune to visit the Allen Edmonds Shoe Company in September during my Mid-West research trip for my soon to be published book, Simply American, Putting Our Extended American Family Back To Work.  When I … Continue reading

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A little of this, a little of that


I like writing in-depth posts on great firms where members of our extended American family are making useful products we can use. I like writing in-depth posts on subjects like outsourcing. But sometimes I just want to unload a few little … Continue reading

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