I love word-of-mouth, and I start to believe in something when my kids forward it to me. Rachel (16) just sent me this notice about Freecycle, which I may have mentioned before. But it was then at the suggestion of my 40-something brother.

Forwarded:
Hi guys,
my friend showed me this, and I wanted to spread it around, because it’s so much better than throwing stuff away, and it’s freeeee!!
enjoy and tell your friends!

Forwarded:
My dad showed me this. Its such a good idea!!!!!

And it’s even made the BBC–read the UK coverage. Unfortunately, there’s no Freecycle group in our area–but writing this has inspired me to figure out whom to contact about getting one started (and techie Rachel can volunteer, or so I hope, to manage the site).

karen christensen's corona typewriter on t s eliot's desk

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