What’s the real cost of your clothes?
I love clothes. I love to buy new clothes. I also love a bargain. But my bargain isn’t a bargain for everyone. Last week a building collapsed in Bangladesh, a building where clothing was manufactured that ended up in retailers like WalMart, DressBarn, J.C. Penney, and The Children’s Place, along with British and Canadian retailers. …
Airing My Dirty Laundry Secret
I try to be environmentally aware and to act accordingly. (This does not, however, keep me from driving 30 minutes a couple of times a week to hang out at Panera. In fact, if someone really want to help the environment, they would open a Panera in Ephrata or Akron, so I wouldn’t use so much gas.)
One thing I have clung to, though,
Celebrating Women the World Over—Including Lancaster
Reading Marie Curie and Her Daughters, by Shelley Emling, this week, I found out that Irene Curie, Marie’s daughter and a Nobel Prize winner in her own right, was the main speaker at an International Women’s Day event in London in the late 1940s. It resonated with me . . .
Making That Christmas List
She’s makin’ a list, checkin’ it twice . . . I’m determined not to end up crazed in the weeks before Christmas, so I’ve updated the Christmas list and begun my buying. My grandson is done. I’ve purchased all the gift cards for the mailman and trash men. Les and I have decided on the …
Your Clothes Connect You to the World
Last St. Patty’s Day, my friend Steph and I took a bus trip to New York. Many on the bus had intentions of hitting the parade and drinking as much beer as possible in honor of the day. Steph and I went to look at the site of a factory fire. (Well, that’s not all …