Op Ed

How Fair Trade Can Change the World

The term “Fair Trade” has been bandied around for several years, and when consumers see a “Fair Trade” label, they may think of two things. They may think, “Oh good, this coffee wasn’t picked by child labor” or they may think,” Seriously? It’s $4 more than the leading brand? $4 dollars?!?” While there is no […]


When Size Matters: One Women’s Journey to a Gift that Fit

My mother buys me clothes for my birthday.  I thank her and put them in the closet where they make a nice bed for the cat.  It’s not that I’m ungrateful.  It’s not that I don’t like new clothes. The problem is that my mother buys me clothes in extra large.  I wear a size […]