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Nordstrom: Dinner and a Cardigan

In the name of research, Don / Richie C and I ate dinner at Nordstrom’s Bistro Cafe. It was a warm spring evening. Easy listening music piped onto the rooftop terrace. Our Nicoise Salads with Salmon were delicious: organic baby greens tossed in Dijon balsamic vinaigrette with French green beans, capers, kalamata olives, petite tomatoes,Continue Reading “Nordstrom: Dinner and a Cardigan”

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

You gotta build stuff. That’s what makes middle America. Service industry doesn’t build an economy. You gotta have “rust belt” stuff…heavy industry making steel, sending it down to the next guy. The cycle keeps the wheel spinning…        –Kevin Cadwalader, Sales Manager, REMco * Finches twitter in the elm outside my window. Winter’s brown ivy hedgeContinue Reading “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”

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Bag Lady: Part Two

So, as I said, my threadbare metallic-coated made in China Gap handbag has to go. A leather tote might work better for me. I log onto etsy.com, enter “leather handbags“in the search window. Etsy’s handcrafters from around the globe offer up 99 pages of products. I narrow my search: “leather handbags made in the usa.” One page. Hey, one’s betterContinue Reading “Bag Lady: Part Two”