Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Good choruses, bad choruses...

Left the windows open all night so I could hear the nocturnal chorus of tree toads, spring peepers and all that good stuff. I slept well.
Turned on the news this morning and heard the annoying chorus of... "The sky is falling... the flu is coming... the government is trying to borrow money... "
R.A.T. has turned off the news and is on her way out the door, whatever the weather.

Monday, April 27, 2009

A U-TURN FOR OUR THROW-AWAY SOCIETY?

The news lately is talking of some sectors of the job market that are booming. For instance, auto mechanics, shoe repair people, tailors, "Geek Squad" computer repair people...
The news people seem to bemoan that because it indicates people are no longer buying new when repairs can make a product usable.
What's so bad about that? As a society, we buy more than we could possibly use, and we fill our local dumps to the brim.
Perhaps our buy-buy-buy is the REAL correction that needs to be made for a healthy economic future.

R.A.T. (Rose About Town) knows far too many people who have so many clothes in their closets that they can't find (or have forgotten) what's there.