Is this the year to unchain yourself?

How many children’s sports teams or church events or arts presentations in your town does Amazon support? Or Starbucks? Or any of the other chains that homogenize the world with their standardized goods and services while investing their …

Tis the season for real people, not corporate people

I’ve heard it with an American accent in Cape Town. With a British accent in Cork: Walking down a street and behind me, a woman says – somewhat excitedly – to her companion, “Look, there’s a Starbucks!” or …