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Carry Coffee, Not Guns

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September 10th, 2013

I am not a rabid activist, but I do see myself as an activist consumer. For instance, I have not spent any money at Carl’s Jr. or Dominos Pizza since […]

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Baby, Let’s Cruise

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August 21st, 2013

I mentioned to a younger friend that I just got back from a cruise and she thought I was cruising bars to pick up men. It got me thinking of […]

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Aural Experience

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June 25th, 2013

It started a couple of years ago with an email receipt from iTunes for a SpongeBob Squarepants song. I didn’t mind, my son was learning new technology, and it was […]

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The Changing Face Of Small Business

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May 14th, 2013

As we recover from the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression, change is in the air. The commercial landscape of my city and, I suspect, many other cities is […]

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Vacation’s All I Ever Wanted

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April 26th, 2013

Wowee, do I need a vacation! An on-the-beach-under-an-umbrella-slathered-in-the-perfect-spf-cream-seconds-from-the warm-still-sea-where-I-can-swim-for-hours-and-hours-with-nice-easy-going-people-around-me-with-nothing-to-do-but-”be” vacation. I need at least seven good days of this and then, maybe a little exploring… maybe. The thing is, this […]

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It’s Tax Time

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April 11th, 2013

I absolutely love the fact that the Beatles wrote a song called “Taxman.” I know these lyrics weren’t really about celebrating the IRS. But I have to say, I think […]

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The Best Present I Ever Got

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March 27th, 2013

The best gift I ever got was nothing at all. Good Friday marks the 25th anniversay of Spruga. I was living in Germany and Hans and I were on a […]

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Pissed About Packaging

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March 18th, 2013

When I was young and free spending, I didn’t think much about packaging. Now that I’ve got all these expenses and I squeeze every cent out of my paycheck, I […]