Category Archives: Trends

The Halloween Merry-Go-Round

One of our recent cultural “amazements” has been the growth of Halloween marketing in America.  We thought the holiday had subsided in recent years. Not so. We  have been astounded to see eleborate decorations pop-up in yards all around us!  Here are a few choice yards which we pass on the two mile drive to school each day: […]

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31 Bits

This is fabulous.  Absolutely fabulous. In my recent reading about fair trade and world-wide women’s issues and people who are trying to make a difference, I stumbled across the company, 31 Bits.  It appears that a group of US college grads were inspired to want to help some Ugandan women find a broader market for […]

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RedBox

One part of cultural adaptation is learning new systems for accomplishing even simple tasks.  There is nothing that makes you feel more stupid, however, then having to stand and read all the directions at an automated booth – like, while standing at the gas pump!  My latest cultural moment was renting a movie from RedBox.  I […]

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The Concluding Chapter. . .

Yes, we were there at the final battle (along with the rest of the world. . . Even our traveling child viewed the movie in Mexico with Spanish sub-titles!)

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