Tag Archives: consumption

Merry Christmas from the people behind the scenes

From the garment workers of Bangladesh who died to give you those ‘everyday low prices’ you love so much at Walmart to the religious prisoners of China who made those holiday decorations you bought on Black Friday at Kmart, the slave laborers of the world wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, […]

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Michigan Musicians on Vacation: Misty Lyn Bergeron communing among the redwoods

A few weeks ago, kind of on a whim, I reached out to a local musician and asked if he’d be willing to talk about a recent vacation he’d taken to Gettysburg. It went well. I enjoyed hearing about something that he was insanely passionate about, and I think he enjoyed, for a change, talking […]

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Trample No One to Death day

I know it’s not an option for everyone, given how little expendable income folks have these days, but, if you can’t join the campaign to buy nothing this Black Friday, maybe you could at least try your best not to trample anyone to death.

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Science over ideology, and creation over consumption

In a speech before the National Academy of Sciences today, President Obama said something that I absolutely love. He said, the “days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over” in the United States. Vowing to “restore science to its rightful place,” Obama then went on to name to members of his Council […]

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