Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Bellingham, Washington - A Local Living Economy
When faced with a new winter holiday and all that it entails, the involvement can be somewhat overwhelming. It produces a situation where it is easy to become seduced into standing in a line a checkout counter staring into a basket of desperate purchases designed to allow a person to save face at a gift exchange gathering. Most of us annually press on past that trough of despair, whip out a credit card and resign ourselves to falling in line like a lamb to the slaughter. Seriously, this is not an uncommon train of thought...
I'm here to offer an unscheduled rail stop for that trip to nowhere fast and allow you to consider an alternative. If shopping could change the world would you do it? Would you shop differently if you could allow yourself even 3 or 4 items not bought at a chain? If you think that something that small could never make any difference, watch this video and think again.