Gonna catch some deals? Make them count.

Going shopping tomorrow? Ask yourself what local, independently owned businesses would you really miss if they disappeared and make sure to get into those stores tomorrow. For every $100 you spend locally, $68 stays in the local community. If you shop or eat at national chains, only $43 stays in your community. If you shop…

On Black Friday, you can make a difference locally

Black Friday is coming. All week my plan was to write about the International Buy Nothing Day: A 24 hour moratorium on consumer spending. It’s called Black Friday, because it is the day stores move from red to black in their sales margin.  The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the highest spending month in…

It’s about pain: Concern for Christian women in the church

This is a followup to writing about multi-ethnicity, race and culture and the culturally insensitive and offensive book, Deadly Viper. I’ve concluded that the only way to change that story is to boycott the book but even that is ineffective. And apparently the authors are “good guys” and they didn’t mean any harm. Okay.  Beyond…