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Babies Don’t Need Shoes!

I am not a parent and I’m not sure if I’ll ever have kids, but I do know this: babies don’t need shoes. One of the more disturbing trends I’ve witnessed over the past few years is a consumerism & shopping addiction applied to child rearing. It’s surprising how often I see newborns wearing shoes that cost more than mine. The kids seem to know it’s crazy, they spend the

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Why I am a Curmudgeonly Scrooge During the Holidays

I am often accused of being a scrooge and lacking in holiday spirit during this time of year when I rebuff traditional ideas of gift giving and excess during the holidays. I try to grin and take the shaming lectures with humility, but it’s not easy.  I don’t try and explain my philosophy to most people, but I want to share some of my holiday thoughts and hesitancies, clarifying my

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