At the request of our local GDC chapter I prepared a presentation on the importance of preparing and using written agreements. This was driven home by some unscrupulous clients I encountered early in my practice, resulting in my being obliged to learn more than I had ever thought possible regarding the ins and outs of contractual law. Suffice it to say, those painful early lessons have proved invaluable over time…
Buy Nothing Christmas is a national initiative started by Canadian Mennonites who offer a prophetic “no” to the patterns of over-consumption of middle-class North Americans. They are inviting others to join a movement to de-commercialize Christmas and re-design a lifestyle that is richer in meaning, smaller in impact upon the earth, and greater in giving to people less-privileged. Visit www.buynothingchristmas.org for more information and to access alternative resources.
I met Aiden Enns (former managing editor of Adbusters and the key driver behind Buy Nothing Christmas) a few months ago and was impressed by his alternative vision as well as his personal integrity and the efforts he invests in shaping a better world. I’ve always been troubled by the obscene commercialism of Christmas, and when Aiden asked if I would put some creative effort into supporting the Buy Nothing Christmas initiative, I didn’t hesitate. This is one of the posters I designed… (less is more).