Sunday, March 16, 2008


I recently bartered with a friend. For a wooden puzzle, some random play food, and a Sit ‘n Spin, she gave me a large jar of dried cranberries and 25 fruit leather snacks. Like all successful bartering transactions, we both thought we had come out ahead.

I realize that
freecycle isn’t technically bartering, since you don’t receive items from the same people you donate other things to. However, I think of it a great cosmic bartering, as the karmic energy enfolds you to blah blah blah.

As an added bonus, it smacks slightly of: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. If you squint a little.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Having recently written an article about Freecycle, I finally made the plunge and joined my local gaggle. It only took four days for my request to join to be accepted, so I feel like I'm off to a grand start!