Three random unrelated things

– I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. Used copies start upwards of two hundred dollars. Interlibrary loan (and the Pima County Public Library) for the win!

– Friday is both Buy Nothing Day and Buy Local Day, and I’ve been pondering how to reconcile these two causes. I’m leaning toward thinking the shopping frenzy of the day after Thanksgiving–and the consumption for consumption’s sake it encourages–is still too troubling to support. But that doesn’t mean that when one buys stuff the rest of the year, buying locally where possible isn’t still a good idea.

– Stumbled upon “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” on the radio today. Don’t you think the devil sells himself a little short there? Is it really so clear that Johnny wins? And what sort of demon gives up so easily, anyway?

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