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Blacky Blackiness: Adventures in retail on the craziest shopping day of the year.

I sit here tap tapping on my happy laptop. Stopping occasionally to take a sip of nice strong coffee and to gaze out the window. The house is toasty warm and filled with the comforting and enticing aroma of roasting turkey and dressing and yummy apple pie. 896 more words

My Life In Color

Buy Buy Baby : The Mass Seduction of our youngest consumers and how it's changing the American family

Buy Buy Baby : The Mass Seduction Of Our Youngest Consumers, And How It’s Changing The American Family

by Susan Gregory Thomas

I reluctantly picked up this book after a week away on holidays.  750 more words


Jeffrey D. Sachs Quote.

Sachs, J. (2011). The price of civilization: Reawakening American virtue and prosperity. New York: Random House.


Trendwatching.com's 10 Trends for 2015

No blue-sky-thinking, no abstract macro-trends, but only actionable insights around consumerism that can lead to tangible projects tomorrow – this is what trendwatching.com is claiming and I think they deliver. 29 more words


Keep away, Entry for 11/26

Cold, hail-rainy like weather should be kept away unless you’ve stocked your fridge, are wearing a bra and/or pants – otherwise you should seek out a source of warmth and a take-away menu. 479 more words

Dear Diary

Thanksgiving: Casualty of the Holiday Wars

I’m a holiday purist. Just ask my husband or any of the students who work for me. One of the fastest ways to get me to glare at you is to play Christmas music before Thanksgiving. 816 more words