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This is the grave of Marshall Field. Field’s tombstone claims he was born in 1835, but online sources say 1834. You’d be surprised how often the dates on tombstones are inaccurate. Anyway, he was born on a farm in Conway, Massachusetts to old Puritan stock. He moved to Pittsfield when he was 17 and worked […]

Out of Sight

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On January 11, 2018

It’s not like my nearly 3 year old book (!) is going to sell many more copies, but it sure is relevant in context of the fact that people simply don’t care who dies or suffers making their

Black Friday

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On November 23, 2017

Our commenter Murc asked me to write a post on Black Friday and how it is unfair to workers. Since he felt so strongly about it, I said he should write it instead. Here it is: So. Black Friday. ItR

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I am currently reading Finis Dunaway’s excellent 2015 book Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images. Examining many of the most iconic environmental images of the last half-century, ranging from the Daisy ad and the Crying Indian to the development of the recycling logo and the nuclear plant cooling tower, he details […]

Insane consumerism, campout edition

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On November 28, 2008
I guess this kind of thing is what makes the world go around on some level. And so the Black Friday lines begin. The streets of Boulder are fairly tame and the majority of store-fronts are dark on Thanksgiving evening. However, at this point in time, about 30 people have set up camp in front […]
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