Monthly Archives: March 2012

Let there be light!


My battle with the rats in my attic continues.  As you may remember, we discovered we had rats in our attic when one of them died in the wall of our house and started to smell to high heaven.  That … Continue reading

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Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?


Mike Hensen, Senior Program Coordinator at the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at Duke University recently sent me a fairly depressing article that examines the Tar Heel State and how its different regions have fared economically over the last few … Continue reading

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Converse, you make me sad


At this time of the year, my mind naturally goes to basketball.  March Madness, Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four.  This year is especially basketball crazy for me because the Western Washington University Vikings from Bellingham, Washington won the Division … Continue reading

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These boots are made for walking and working


This week’s “Three for the Week” are all boots made by members of our extended American family.  Men and women who are on their feet working everyday know the value of a good pair of work boots.  You can’t go … Continue reading

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Let’s do our part!


Less imported consumer goods = more jobs for members of our extended American family.  This message was delivered by renowned economist and author Robert Aliber, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business at a recent economic forum.  Aliber stated … Continue reading

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This company has nothing to hide


There is a lot of apparel still made in this country, though 98% of our clothes are made overseas.  I have featured Jack Donnelly Khakis, Loggerhead Apparel polos, Hart Schaffner Marx suits and Karen Kane blouses.  But I just discovered … Continue reading

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Old school


A few weeks back, a reader told me about the Faribault Woolen Mill Company.  I went to their website and was really impressed.  Faribault makes all things woolen: wool blankets, wool throws and wool scarves.  The Faribault Woolen Mill Company was … Continue reading

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