Author Archives: Hivarian

In THIS ECONOMY even the clothes are getting smaller

Andy and I are in the car on our way home from an unsuccessful shopping trip at the mall.  We are both irritated because we’ve just wasted an hour trying on clothes in our favorite stores (mine Nordstrom, his Abercrombie … Continue reading

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The Syntax of Starbucks

For years after moving to the Pacific Northwest I avoided Starbucks, and not for any altruistic anti-big corporation reasons either; no, what kept me away for so long was a strong aversion to the humiliation of being unable to order … Continue reading

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