|Spoon and Tamago|
“almost all of my subjects confirmed that when eureka moments occur, they tend to be precipitated by long periods of preparation and incubation, and to strike when the mind is relaxed – during that state we called REST.”
“creative people are better at recognizing relationships, making associations and connections, and seeing things in an original way – seeing things that others cannot see.”
Almost. I am almost caught up on the 3rd season of Homeland. I’ve had to dodge spoilers like the Matrix, avoiding all potential leak points. You have to be constantly, almost hyper-vigilant in avoiding any and all sources of information.
“I’d like some to explain the phenomenon of the self-righteous vegetarian to me. I’m not here to say I don’t eat vegetables—I do, a lot of them—but, from a soil perspective, they’re actually more costly than a cow grazing on grass. Vegetables deplete soil. They’re extractive. If soil has a bank account, vegetables make the largest withdrawals. So without animal manure, where are you going to get your soil fertility for all those vegetables in an organic system? You are, by some measures, forcing crops into a kind of imbalance.
Butchering and eating animals may not be called kindness, but eating soy burgers that rely on pesticides and fertilizers precipitates destruction too. You don’t have to eat meat, but you should have the good judgment to relinquish the high horse. There is no such thing as guilt-free eating.
What’s the definition of a healthy diet, the kind you can actually feel a little smug about? There isn’t one answer, of course, because it depends on where you live and what time of year it is.
Good diets, like great cuisines, are filled with diversity—grains, vegetables and a smattering of meat (not big 12-ounce sirloins, but utilizing every part of the animal). The proportions vary depending on the region and the climate. But modern agriculture separates animals and vegetables and grains; we’ve broken apart the system, which means we’ve broken the nutrient cycle. So now you need to import your nutrients in cheap chemical form rather than using manure. We’ve allowed dinner to become less diverse, less nutritious and a lot less flavorful.”
“True sustainability is about more than just deciding to cook with local ingredients or not allowing your child to have corn syrup. It’s about cuisine that’s evolved out of what the land is telling you it wants to grow. As one farmer said to me, Food systems don’t last; cuisine does.”
From the Wall Street Journal.
Happy Friday! Here are some thoughts you might want to take with you into the weekend…
- shock and awe*
- numbness, and
- I was never meant to ride a bike, it wasn’t meant to be.
- The universe is sending me a sign, and it involves never getting near a bike ever again, and also it prevented me from an even worse fate just around the corner.
- This is a punishment. For what? I don’t know. TBD
- And so on.
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Happy July 4th! I hope you have a good one.