How can I keep the local shops Merry and Bright?

I’ve been seeing headlines everywhere about who/what is open on Thanksgiving and what’s on sale on Black Friday.  I am not a shopper, and as someone who’s trying to cut back on stuff, retail shopping goes against every effort to purge stuff from my home and life.  However, like most of you, I have people […]

Flowers for the vets.

  Today is Veterans’ Day here in the states.  In other parts of the world it’s known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day.   Briefly, Armistice Day is a day to commemorate the end of WWI.  There’s a lot more to it than that – based on the politics of the time and what your […]