Monthly Archives: November 2011

A request


I am having a blast writing my blog on all things relating to Made in America.  Lots of people are stopping by to see what I am writing about.  Thanks a lot for doing so.  Please, when you visit, post … Continue reading

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What guy wouldn’t want one of these?


What do Marlon Brando, General George G. Patton, Bruce Springsteen, and the Tuskegee Airmen have in common?  They all wore leather jackets produced by Schott NYC.  The third item on my top ten Made in America holiday gifts for 2011 is the signature Schott jacket, … Continue reading

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Two can play that game!


I have started on my 2011 Made in America top ten gift list; glassybaby and Filson are items one and two on the list.  While cruising around the internet in search of other cool American made holiday gift items,  I happened upon an … Continue reading

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Baby it’s cold outside!


I have been married to my wife for going on twenty years.  To say she is often cold is an understatement.  I think we probably spend as much on heating oil each winter as we spend on food for the entire year.  … Continue reading

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Let there be light!


For me, December has always been about light.  I am a sucker for Christmas lights.  In Bellevue, a city next to Seattle, they have a wonderful tradition, Garden d’Lights.  Held in the Bellevue Botanical Gardens each December, loads of volunteers make glowing flowers out … Continue reading

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Virtually none would have been a shorter answer


Over the last nine months, I have discovered loads of great American firms that make great products in America that we can all purchase to support jobs for members of our extended American family.  Just look at the long list of … Continue reading

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Tracking your personal trade deficit


Well, black friday is a mere ten days away.  The holiday spending frenzy is nearly upon us.  Americans spent more than $675 per person last year on gifts for family, friends and probably a few for themselves.  Clothes, shoes, electronics, … Continue reading

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