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Thanksgiving Thoughts, Part 3

(Author’s note: I am indebted to Thomas Princen, author of “The Logic of Sufficiency”, for crystallizing for me some of the ideas I explore in this post. Also to Robert Frost and Henry David Thoreau, who first got me thinking along these lines.)  … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Thoughts, Part 2

So, where was I? Ranting about the holidays again? Right. There is this other thing that starts right about the same time as Thanksgiving. Lately, it’s been infiltrating the holiday more and more, as the run-up to Christmas takes on ever greater urgency. … Continue reading

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Spring Break: Interlude, Part 2

Today I bring you a guest post from My Dear Wife. She takes a look at our recent dining experience at McDonald’s on the night we conducted our research shopping trip to Walmart. Since she is a graduate student in … Continue reading

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Under Budget Again

We made it by a fairly comfortable margin this month, not that I’m giving any credit to our Walmart trip for the achievement. On the contrary; as I mentioned at the time, it was actually more expensive to shop there … Continue reading

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Well, I’m Glad That’s Over With…

We did it. We conducted our experimental shopping trip to our town’s brand-new Walmart Super Center, and we have obviously lived to tell the tale. We actually did it in two stages: early evening with The Boys to get their … Continue reading

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Into the Belly of the Beast

Over the past few months of this project, we have established a faairly consistent shopping routine. we make the rounds of three and sometimes a fourth store in our area, none further than 10 miles away. I think we’ve been … Continue reading

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I Want to Believe…

(Author’s note: this is a long post-5 pages, double-spaced. It’s taken me over a week to write, and I’m not entirely in love with it, but here it is anyhow.) By now you’ve probably seen or heard the story that … Continue reading

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