Monthly Archives: November 2010

Voting with our wallets. Again.

I can’t get enough of this concept. Perhaps because this mid-term election was so emotionally charged–for both sides. Perhaps because everyone I talk to seems to be so desperate for some kind of change, and then ends up being disappointed … Continue reading

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Reality. Check.

This morning, before dawn cracked over the horizon, in the frigid cold of the Great North(west), I finally identified the first “thing” that I miss since starting the 100 Thing Challenge. And it’s not an article of clothing. Although, I … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season of Spending

To be very clear, just because I am boycotting the retail extravaganza this weekend does not mean I do not intend to shop for Christmas gifts for my family. I do believe that we have to keep spending (to a … Continue reading

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Shameless Self Promotion

Just a quick note to let you know I’ve set up a Facebook page to encourage communication amongst like-minded folks who are interested in changing the face of consumerism in a positive way. Please “Like” the page to join the … Continue reading

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What happens over Thanksgiving weekend …

I’m telling you … Las Vegas has got nothing on Thanksgiving weekend, where this thing called “sinfulness” is concerned … in fact, I’m pretty sure we managed to cover at least six of the seven deadly sins. And it’s only … Continue reading

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TurkeyBowl

Last year, we started a new tradition in the community where we live(d). Thanksgiving Day TurkeyBowl. There’s a huge play field in the center of the neighborhood, and families of all ages come for a mellow game of touch football … Continue reading

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Really?

As you are pondering thankfulness this holiday season, I feel it is my duty to share the following news clip with you. I’m not here to judge. I will allow you to draw your own conclusions about the spirit of … Continue reading

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