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Rummage sale shopping: An ethical choice?

Imagine this: you are out on a leisurely drive on a weekend morning. You see cars converging around one yard, one garage, one set of tables piled miles high with baby clothes. What do you do? Do you peel over toward the curb so that you can park and peruse? Do you cuss under your breath about how goofy traffic is today? I am not ashamed to say that I fall firmly into the peel-toward- the-curb category. Okay-okay, if you know me, you know that I barely drive, but in my mind, I imagine coming to a screeching halt next to that brown Barcalounger begging to be covered by my cat’s hair.

Rummage sale shopping: An ethical choice?

What am I doing in California?

Sometimes people who grew up in the mountains of West Virginia find themselves as far west as this country goes. A carefully designed life filled with pushing for the next achievement can turn out differently than you'd expect. I had every intention of being a college professor or teacher, doing archaeology, and reading Latin for the rest of my life. Now I'm in California.

What am I doing in California?