Category Archives: Simplicity

3 Black Friday Mind Tricks You Can Withstand

Marketers pull out all the stops to entice us into the stores and into large purchases on Black Friday. This post explains 3 of their major ploys, and offers some antidotes. It finishes with a Benedictine perspective. Continue reading

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Occupy Advent

“Occupy” is certainly the protest verb of the season. Nonetheless, I was utterly surprised by the #OccupyAdvent hashtag in a friend’s Twitter stream.  I have long shared frustration with the economic disparities that sparked OccupyWallStreet – and OccupyDuluth.  I also … Continue reading

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