While doing research for my last post on junk mail, I cam across the Center for a New American Dream and was intrigued by their program Beyond Consumerism, especially their focus on Consuming ConsciouslyAvoiding Advertising, Promoting Self Reliance. I don’t think common parlance would ever dare use the phrase with the word “America” in the same breath, but it just goes to show, there are still thoughtful people out there who know there’s a better way to do things and are aspiring for a better life.