Good. Lord.


Drive up and down the street, if you wish. I'm sure there are big stores on the edge of town with great prices and shelves full of stuff from all over the world, and locals have better access to more stuff, and everyone's private homes are better off for the range of ingenious devices and furnishings that have flowed into the world, but change has a price.

Drinking a soda in the dining room of the Taco Bell isn't the same as having a Coke at the downtown fountain.