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After Earth Day

Now that Earth Day 2008 has come to a close, it’s easy to be cynical. I won’t even begin to list all the examples of crass commercialism/brand opportunism/greenwashing/totally missed-the-point-ism that transpired. Too many easy targets, too few surprises. As one blogger on Treehugger.com appropriately quipped, “Earth Day is the new Christmas.” That being the case, […]

Starck Raving

Several years ago, despite my repeated warnings to the contrary, my mother checked into the Hudson Hotel while attending a conference in New York City. Within minutes of entering her room, she called down to the front desk to ask, “Where’s the bedroom?” A question to which the clerk replied tersely, “Ma’am, you’re in it.” […]