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Wilson Footballs.

Wilson Footballs.

It’s nearly Superbowl Sunday, and it’s downright chilly in much of the country. When I grew up in Washington, winter was a time when the soil was damp, with the smell of rotting leaves, and often with the perma-damp texture of mud that freezes at night and thaws during the...
Tellason Jeans

Tellason Jeans

It’s hard to throw a good pair of jeans away.  How many other articles of clothing do we wear with gaping holes in them?  Shoes?  No.  Shirts?  Not likely.  Jackets?  Certainly not.  Most of my jeans are older than my children.  When you spend this much time with an article...
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Papermate Pencils.

Pencils.  That’s right.  You heard me.  I know what you’re thinking.  Is there room for pencils in a world of laptops and smart phones?  Does anyone use pencils in this day and age?  Does anyone even care? Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post...

Maglite.

When I was a kid, one of my friends’ dads was a cop. As a result, I was privy to all sorts of second-hand cop lore and small-town gossip. It was at this time that I got my first peek into the world of flashlight enthusiasts. And it was also when I was introduced to...

Leatherman Multi-tools.

Some time in the swingin’ ’70s, Tim Leatherman (no kidding) was traveling around Europe and the Middle East with (among other things) his boy scout knife. As handy as it may have been, he found that it left something to be desired. Like pliers. And a screwdriver. So what did he do? Go home and...

Coleman Stove.

The Coleman company was established by W.C. Coleman in Kingfisher, Oklahoma in 1900. Having poor eyesight, W.C. Coleman wanted to make gas lamps. At first, they only made lamps (which they are still famous for), but later went on to manufacture a vast assortment of camping gear.  Coleman now puts its name on a wide...

Pyrex.

I’m not fond of plastic.  I know that it’s necessary in today’s world, and there are a lot of things that I love that are made of plastic (like much of my computer), but if I could replace these plastic things with equals made of wood, glass, or metal, I would. Digg this post Recommend...

AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

It’s no secret that I like coffee.  Several years ago, I was regularly using a french press.  The coffee was great, but  I was tired of the clean up.  I was looking around on BoingBoing, or CoffeeGeek or somewhere else, and I read about the AeroPress Coffee Maker.  Viola!  The solution that I was looking...