“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” Charles Dickens Birthdays are a good excuse to get together with friends … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens!
My first thought as we enter the mall parking lot: where are the shopping carts? This indispensable tool in our bargain-hunting arsenal has many names – trolley, carriage, trundler, buggy … Continue reading The bigger the basket, the more you will buy!
The measure of book and of an author can be found in their transformational ability. Simply put, do they make you think or reconsider a closely held value that you … Continue reading Will my shopping habits change?
I’m onto a new book: Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture. First published in 2009 (Hardcover), Ellen Ruppel Shell targets our fixation on low prices. Entertaining and meticulously researched, … Continue reading Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture
You can tell people of the need to struggle, but when the powerless start to see that they really can make a difference, nothing can quench the fire.” Leymah Gbowee, Mighty … Continue reading Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
I heard the news early this morning that Ray Bradbury died today at age 91. As a lover of books and libraries, I identified strongly with Fahrenheit 451. Even though … Continue reading Ray Bradbury – Thank You