Showing posts from February, 2008

Longing for Lugu

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. 

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 ?