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Buying Stuff

“Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.”–Kurt Vonnegut I had started the process of sending greeting cards to family and friends a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading

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What About Our Stuff?

I’m sitting at a small desk I bought from a coworker in 1978. Some years earlier, she had purchased it second-hand, too.  It’s a rather nondescript vintage piece of furniture designed in the so-called “waterfall” style.  It is a very simple … Continue reading

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Consumer vs. Citizen

Many of us are still reeling from our annual orgy of consumption. Ironically, the frenzy of buying lots of stuff heated up on “Black Friday”. A peculiarly apt name. The orgy doesn’t really end, it just gets scaled back a … Continue reading

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