At this time of year, don’t look gift horse in the mouth




“What is the purpose of this season of buying and buying more?” asks Oliver Offenon.

“That’s a twisted view,” I respond. “It’s the season of giving. Buying is a necessary activity people engage in as they prepare to give.”

“If people made things, put some of themselves into their gifts,” Oliver says, “it would be different. Giving would be more personal, more significant.”

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