A Silver Lining

Luxury or Necessity? The Public Makes a U-Turn Rich Morin and Paul Taylor, Pew Research Center, April 23, 2009 Could our current economic recession be beneficial? In several ways, yes. One benefit may be that our gluttonous consumerism will wane. Hopefully the new behaviors will be required long enough to become habits. It finds that […]

Cluck cluck

Maine’s largest city OKs backyard chickens Boston.com, February 19, 2009 Maine’s largest city has become the latest municipality in the state to allow residents to keep chickens in their backyards. Portland officials said the council received 150 e-mails, the most it’s ever received on any issue, which came up as the recession has more people […]