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Wowww! Astonishing beauty in Brian’s glass art (pieces). What foresight - life vision - he and Alexandra have had with respect to all of the different aspects of their pronouncedly creative way of living. Wishing I’d had their “inspiration” decades ago. This conversation passed much too swiftly!]]>
[…] you can go to one of several “tool libraries” and borrow the tools you need for a one-time job. http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=447 Many cities have programs in place for sharing Zipcars, bicycles—even sleeping space on […]]]>
Janaia, Robyn and Carolyn,
Thanks for another great show. Two comments:
First, I personally find it most effective to resolve my inner angst about Peak Oil, etc. by doing “good works” like storing food and water, planting a big garden, paying down debt, reskilling, and working to form stronger ties with the people around me. I just prefer to work from the outside in.
This leads to my second comment - I see different generations bringing specific strengths and weaknesses to the table. I’m a member of Gen X (age 45) and tend to be a bit of a Philistine. I just don’t respond to the touchy feelly stuff. Baby Boomers tend to be more comfortable exploring the inner rhelm. Both approaches are needed as neither will do the job alone.
Keep up the great work!
- Johnny in San Francisco]]>
I found this endlessly interesting. Alternating between near-tears and smiles throughout…sometimes both at the same time! Janaia and Robyn - your most heartwarming (and one of the most heartening?) conversation(s) to date…in my opinion. Janaia and Jon Boy were an endearing host team on behalf of Dignity Village.]]>
My two favorite “collapse divas” together. You are both jewels of a resource during this time. Bravo!]]>
[…] The Penns Valley Learning Garden is offering a six week discussion course called Menu for the Future, from January 31 to March 7 on six consecutive Thursdays at the Inglbean Coffeehouse in Millheim from 7 to 9 p.m. The course is offered through the North West Earth Institute and is a collection of essays by writers such as Wendell Berry,Francis Moore Lappe, Michael Pollan and many more. (This link shows what one town did to promote local sustainable food choices.) […]]]>
@Stella - Your comment:
“Why it’s also strange that convinced ethical vegetarians consider ‘evidence’ of unhealthy substance that they retch when they eat meat … doh? I retch at the idea of eating insects, but apparently they’re full of amazing nutrients - & have no problem noticing that is all about my cultural conditioning, nor in imagining that it matters very little how many nutrients the insect has, even if I eat it & don’t vomit, I doubt it could supply me with much effective nutrition. ”
If I understand you correctly, you’re repudiating statements made by vegetarians that meat isn’t healthy for them to eat because they became ill after consuming flesh. You base your assertion on the fact that they were predisposed to such a gastric reaction owing to their existing bias, and thus their claim that meat is unhealthy for them to digest is rendered invalid.
Well, I have been a ovo-lacto veg. for 25 years, and have enjoyed relatively good health throughout. Prior to adopting my current diet, I ate beef at least 6 times a week, and some sort of meat with almost every meal. My health was good in those years as well.
In the past 20 years, I have on a number of occasions enjoyed eating a meal which, without my knowledge, had been prepared using animal-based stocks. Unable to distinguish that fact as I ate the food, I just liked what I was consuming and felt quite satisfied/content upon finishing it. Then, 30-40 minutes after dining, I would invariably experience stomach cramps and diarrhea.
So, according to your own “logic” concerning specious vegetarian reasoning, if my unreserved gustatory appreciation isn’t able to convince my stomach, then I must be subconsciously psychic with a half hour lag.