The bright lights, sounds, and chaos of the grocery store and shopping mall unnerve me as I run my errands. I return home and turn on my computer, only to be bombarded with e-mails and ads and blog posts all telling me to buy things.
My kids are busy making their holiday wish lists. My birthday is coming soon, and my family is asking me what I would like.
I reply, “Nothing.” They don’t believe me. [Read more…]