Christmas Shopping: How Much Is Too Much ?

The recent rush of Christmas shopping has left me wondering how much is too much? It also reminded me of a story from Tolstoy that I┬áread as a young boy. Yes, I was the nerdy kid reading War and Peace at the video arcade. But that's not the point.Tolstoy told the tragic tale of Pahom in the short story "How Much Land Does a Man Need." Pahom┬ádiscovered a place where he could have all the land he wanted -- if only he could walk around it all in one day. "As much as you can go round on your f … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X