Consume less by Greta Ackerman

Greta and I worked side by side during the glory days of Crispin. Literally, side by side. We were so crammed into this little room we were almost sitting on top of each other. I digress. Here is what Greta is thinking about for her new year:

"I've always been tantalized by great clothes, a love affair that began in the 80s with my mom's Spiegel catalogs and Style with Elsa Klensch. I enjoy shopping for clothes (and wearing new stuff!) but sometimes I find myself doing so needlessly. I don't want to be a slave to the consumer culture of always having to have new, always wanting more. So this year, I'm going to buy fewer clothes (maybe even none) and fall in love all over again with the great things I have. Shiny and new, you will be reserved for special occasions and needs. For now, I have a closetful of clothes, and everything to wear."

Thanks for kicking out a resolution this year, Greta.