Honoring the endless circle of friendship

As summer transitions to fall, it may be time to, as the traditional children’s song says, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other gold.” There’s no minimum to how many friends each person is required to have, but there’s no limit either As long as they’re true blue (as well…

How to tell if it’s fair trade?

Google “fair trade products” and you’ll be offered up hundreds of websites selling everything from food and wine, to coffee and tea, to apparel, jewelry and cotton. So the question arises: how do you tell if you’re really buying fair trade or not? Fair trade or not fair trade? The answer seems simple enough: the…