Can you keep a China-free home? The challenges of buying American: Part 2

Last week I was talking about the alarming rise of Chinese imports in the U.S., including food items, and just how difficult it is to keep your home free of these foreign goods.

While it may not always be an easy path to follow, I don’t like supporting another country over my own if given the choice.… Read the rest

How a wanna-be expat in her 20’s became a homegrown patriot in her 30’s


“You don’t have to agree with your politicians to be a patriot.” 

– Corbin O’Brien

I write to you today from my humble Wisconsin home, snuggled into a ridge overlooking the shores of Green Bay from the Door Peninsula, surrounded by a patchwork of farm fields and forest. The sight is one of beauty and contentment to me now, but had I shown it to my 20-something self, it would likely have seemed quite the foreign concept.… Read the rest