Subject: Re: Living Local (was McDonalds in foreign cities)

I make a big effort to live local no matter where I am. At home, I do not eat at McDonald's or shop at Walmart. I avoid malls as much as possible. Since I live in a somewhat rural area, this sometimes means using ingenuity, spending a little more money, or doing without some things I thought I needed. I guess this is my little gesture to try to preserve what's left of a world where we can celebrate differences.

Landra from Upstate New York