Happiness Shouldn’t Be Postponed

The Gift-Card Economy Virginia Postrel, The Atlantic, May 2009, pg. 28 In this fascinating article, Virginia Postrel explores the “all-too-familiar inner conflict between the would-be disciplined self who wants to get up early, exercise, and lose weight and the pleasure-seeking self who prefers to sleep in, watch TV, and eat chocolate.” Marketers aren’t the only […]

Gift Cards

‘Tis the season for buying people a bunch of crap they didn’t already buy for themselves because…well…it’s crap. I’m surprised Christians don’t skip Christmas to protest the fact that marketers have stolen their most sacred celebration. But I digress, that is not what this post is about. For a long time I’ve loathed those little […]