Have I mentioned recently that I’m grateful for chocolate? And not just any chocolate, though I’ll eat just about any chocolate as long as it’s dark enough. I’m grateful today for Equal Exchange chocolate, grateful that I could order a box online for less than it would cost me to drive to a store and buy some, grateful for UPS Tom who delivered it (and everything else I order online and always leaves a cookie for Stellar), grateful especially for a company that embraces an alternative economy with emphasis on empowering farmers, fair trade, and environmental protection. I’m grateful to have access to quality products from companies like this that are committed to building a better world. One silver lining to globalization.