retail therapy

In praise of Amazon’s hand scanners.

They have these at my local Whole Foods and I’ve always been a bit turned off by them. But maybe that’s a knee-jerk reaction? “Holding my hand a few inches over an Amazon One scanner next to the cash register […]

thoughts of food

The death of the all-you-can-eat buffet

I really like modern salad bars, and I realized this week during a visit to Whole Foods that they’ll probably be gone from the scene for a while. “The all-you-can-eat buffet is unlikely to survive the pandemic in its current […]