Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Longing for Lugu

Lugu Lake

I was watching a bit of Public TV on a recent weekend, because I'm a dork who loves public television.  I was watching Martin Yan's China.  This is basically a cooking show in which Yan visits locations in China, gives you a bit of cultural and geographical history and then cooks a local dish.  This particular week he was high in the mountains of southern China, visiting beautiful Lugu Lake, where women rule the roost. A seven-hour drive from the nearest major city, the people of this region are known for both their hospitality and their food.  You get the idea. 

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Going Green: On second thought, make it a cheeseburger...


Okay, today I want to address one Elephant in the room, that big "global-warming-destruction-of-the-earth-as-we-know-it" thing. Basically, we've passed the point where there is any debate at all that it is indeed happening.  The climate is changing, and it's going to equate to a bit more than minor discomfort for most of us.  The thing is, I don't think our society locally or globally is willing to undergo a little discomfort now to prevent severe tragedy later.

Don't get me wrong, a lot of folks are doing their parts.  You may be one of them.  Maybe you use cloth grocery bags, high efficiency light bulbs, or maybe you even drive a hybrid.  That's just awesome.  Incidentally, when was the last time you had a cheeseburger