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WHY JEFF BEZOS RUNS THE WORLD

WHY JEFF BEZOS RUNS THE WORLD

As most people are aware retail in the country may not be dying, but it’s certainly on life support. People are shopping.  Not me. I’m doing well, thank you all for asking. Pretty much on track here, half way into month two of #traceystopsshopping. Basically, no slip ups. OK, some make- up… Read More

Jun 27 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

HIDDEN TREASURE

HIDDEN TREASURE

If you are from New York or know people who live in New York you will likely have heard them complain that nothing is like it used to be.  New York City used to have the most extraordinary gems tucked in the least likely places. Old Ukrainian butchers next to tattoo parlors,… Read More

Jun 21 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

BUT FIRST THE PURGE

BUT FIRST THE PURGE

  Five weeks into my #TraceyStopsShopping and I have to say it’s getting easier. Easier to say no to my impulses. Easier to choose not to look at things online and if I do, it’s easier to turn away from them. I tend not to go in stores for entertainment. I do… Read More

Jun 19 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

WAITING FOR THE MIRACLE TO COME

WAITING FOR THE MIRACLE TO COME

  I am one month into my one year of not shopping pledge. Let me tell you something about a year, it’s very long in some ways and very short in others.  Like when I think of Lucy leaving for college in a year it feels like about four hours.  When I… Read More

Jun 13 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

GOOD-BYE ED

GOOD-BYE ED

Literary agent Ed Victor passed away last night.  Ed was a bigger than life character.  He was like a someone who could have appeared in one of the books he seemed to effortlessly sell. He was a lover of people, parties, golf, travel and his work. He was one of those people who… Read More

Jun 8 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

SHOPPING AS THE FINAL ACT?

SHOPPING AS THE FINAL ACT?

  I was introduced to someone yesterday and the person who introduced us said,  “Tracey is doing this interesting, thing she is not buying anything for a year.” The man I was being introduced to looked at me with a combination of disgust and judgment and said, “I’m down to the last… Read More

Jun 7 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

I NEVER PLANNED ON THIS

I NEVER PLANNED ON THIS

  I am now in the third week of my year-long non-shopping experiment. Experiment makes it sound like I’m in a lab surrounded by petri dishes, wearing goggles while trying to figure out some molecular structure. When in fact I’m merely walking up and down Madison Avenue, passed the world’s great shops… Read More

Jun 5 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

SO SELDOM SPEECHLESS

SO SELDOM SPEECHLESS

I was going to blog something else tonight, but I so upset by the goings on in the country I just can’t type something personal or banal.  I can’t believe we are living through this mind boggling nightmare of a government.  Nothing seems to matter, lies, deception, rules, the Constitution, knowledge, science,… Read More

Jun 1 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

WEEKEND UPDATE

WEEKEND UPDATE

  So, I am into week three of #TraceyStopsShopping.  It’s hard and it’s easy. It’s like life.  Totally unpredictable. There are the moments when you high five yourself for saying no to temptation and moments when you jump to life is short why am I torturing myself. Old habits die hard is… Read More

May 29 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. ~Mark Twain

May 28 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

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