Everything is Connected

Secondhand: how the past can save the future

Secondhand:  how the past can save the future

When I was growing up, my Nana brought me shopping at Filene's basement in Downtown Boston on Wednesdays, and we bought clothing for all 17 of her grandchildren.  She also sewed and created clothing that we loved.  This handmade and bargain clothing was passed around and around the family. 

Swapping clothes happened because saving money made sense. The happy consequence is that it was one more way for us cousins to stay connected.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

It is Human for us to be drawn to communities with common backgrounds and beliefs.  Leaders of these communities too often, for reasons of power and control, and/or money, incite their constituents/members/fans to feel disdain or hatred for “the other side.”  Our job as the members of a community/party/church… is to think for ourselves.  We need to expose ourselves to experiences and information from inside and outside of our communities.

Consignment: Why We Love it.

Consignment: Why We Love it.

I was thinking back to almost 30 years ago, when I first started my Mother & Child Newsletter.  It was a paper newsletter that I bulk-mailed to...