Re: [CH] corn husks

Brent Leatherman (
Sun, 03 May 1998 12:40:28 -0500

>And maybe that loss is that we forget that Hamilton, Montana is not 
>indistinguishable from Hamilton, Massachusetts or Hamilton, Ontario 
>or Hamilton, Arkansas -- and that they don't all have 50,000 square 
>foot supermarkets with corn husks.  At least not yet.
>The Old Bear

Bear makes some *very* valid points here. Part of me bemoans the fact that
we are losing individuality (as communities, that is), not just in this
country, but all over - there's something very weird about seeing a McD's
in Japan - but another part of me feels that it's awfully nice to be able
to get authentic Mexican food as well as sushi (if you're willing to pay
for it) here in Wichita, Kansas. This isn't just food, either. A similar
conflict's occurring between the "mom & pop" bookstores vs. the
SuperMegaMart bookstores. As a dyed-in-the-wool bibliophile, it's tough not
to feel great attraction towards a store that has a gazillion volumes in
it, at decent prices (don't even mention Amazon, please. Like heroin to a

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