get over it, we're done.

April 22, 2010
April 24, day 4 vegetarian
 Do you think we are really going to go extinct sooner rather than later? Almost for sure we will.  I am starting to think we who are in love with life have to really seriously consider palliative care for the human species.  Like all living things we come from the past, live through a very short present, and move into the future,leaving nothing behind except room for other forms of life to replace us. In the case of the human species, perhaps, good riddance to bad rubbish.   Maybe its time to disconnect our support systems: oil, alcohol, travel, vacations, taxes, single family homes, retirement plans, all the stuff that we hang onto to increase the quality of life.  Oddly, unlike the medical type of palliative care, this kind of intentional disconnect would keep us going long into the future.  This is an intentional transition to a new kind of life that is sustainable.
 That's the way to go alright, while always enjoying our very brief moment in time knowing that 99.9 percent of every form of life ever evolved has gone extinct.    

Well enough of that bullshit. How about a vegetarian diet.  Day 3- homemade chili soup, tofu sausage  and bread, carrots and celery. asparagus spears, two tangerines, oatmeal and raisins.  Still fatter than shit around 240 lbs.  Exercise =0 too much rain.   
 

People who change things at risk of life and limb

April 20, 2010

“We clasp the hands of those that go before us, and the hands of those who come after us… joined in a dance with the larger circle of all creatures, Passing in and out of life, To a music so subtle and  so vast that no ear hears it Except in fragments”.- an abridged quote from Wendell Berry as I continue reflecting on Uncle Jerry’s death.

 I Went to the Goldman Environmental Awards Ceremony last evening thanks to Carolyn Scott, Patchworks fan,board member, good friend and advocate a...


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Why go vegetarian?

April 19, 2010
My uncle died yesterday on his 84th birthday.  I told people I would go vegetarian in his honor.  "Why" they asked, he was not a vegetarian.  I told them it is because he cared so much about the earth and in his dying days asked me to take care of his grandson as well as my own. Being a vegetarian would put me in the company of millions of others who don't eat meat either because it is too expensive or not available.  I am joining them because it is another great way to step off the overconsu...
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