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Objects in Mirror: April 23, 2009 Archive

Considering adopting a psuedonym?

Posted at 8:19 AM on April 23, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

Play the name game (not the catchy sing-song name game) with Dale Connelly on Trial Balloon.

Hurry, the psuedonmyms are flying off the shelf:

"I have an alias in the fall of every year. I am "The Coat Lady" (googled it at your suggestion, Dale... nobody else seems to be using it). I run a large coat program at my church every fall..."
- Posted by sherrilee

"I had a job where I checked farmer's fields using an insect net. I got the name Bug Man given to me when some one saw me doing this. The coffee shop "jokers" thought it was funny to call me Bug Man. I didn't mind."
- Posted by Jim

"Long after my ex left, I was stil known as the "rich lawyer's wife" (RICH???? I wonder when that was?). Day care kids called me "Cyncia" (works for me). Some names shall remain unspoken."
- Posted by cynthia in mahtowa

Call dibs on your own moniker now.

Would you spend money to make your community prosper?

Posted at 9:24 PM on April 23, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

Paul Tosto opens a great discussion on MinnEcon wondering if you would spend money to help people. He shares Ron Hall's perspective on supporting a small local business, and points out that there are kids leading a buy local effort in Northfield.

I'm interested in your answer to the heart of his question. Would you spend money to make your community prosper? Do you spend the same amount, but choose different businesses?

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