posted by Mike on November 20th, 2007

Santas Hair Salon, WorcesterThis Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is Buy Nothing Day! If you oppose the commercialization of Christmas, for religious or secular reasons, make a statement by not shopping.

One of the best Buy Nothing Day projects ever was Mark Dixon’s 49 hours in Wal-Mart. See also Thoughts on “My 49 Hours at Wal-Mart” and 49 hours at Wal-Mart vs. 39 hours in an abandoned building.

2008 Catholic Worker National Gathering will be in Worcester!
July 9 – 12, 2008, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. See the webpage for more details.

A free gift anyone would love this Christmas
The Snow Ghost Book of Holiday Jokes (pdf).

A cheap gift anyone would love this Christmas
For only $1.50, available at HBML (420 Pleasant St): Aiden Duffy’s “Anger-Man.”


Saying something by saying nothing
My old roommate Dr. Rudi Cilibrasi shares his thoughts on how to resist “national security letters.” If you find his reading cue cards to be distracting, the full text is here.

Amory Lovins
A great interview about technology and energy policy. For more, see this series at Stanford, or this promo video about green building.More about Dick Cheney and hunting
A sad story, with some funny lines:

Some hunters say shooting the pellet-ready tame animals, which offer no resistance, is like having sex with a blow-up doll.

But others say hunting itself is like sex with a blow up doll and that the 10 percent decline in hunters seen in the United States since the late ’90s — from 14 million to about 12.5 million — coincides exactly with the debut of impotence drugs like Viagra.

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  1. On November 21, 2007 at 23:02 Justin said:

    The Catholic Worker gathering is actually the 9th through the 12th of July. If this does not get changed my Dad may have an aneurysm.


  2. On November 22, 2007 at 01:05 Mike said:

    J–Ride on.

  3. On November 29, 2007 at 15:46 margie farren said:

    Hi Justin,

    Just wishing to send across the miles greetings and wish-I-had-been-a-better-Godmother. I figured you have the bast parents in the world to grow spiritually. But I’m sorry I’ve been incognito.

    Maybe we can communicate now? Love and prayers, Margie Farren

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