Isabella and I love to dance together. I dread when we can’t use the stereo when we finally turn the electricity off in a couple of months. I’m looking for a good second hand guitar to learn to play to keep the dancing going.
The good news is that we will be the makers of entertainment
instead of the consumers of it. It’s been like that a lot, what with no TV. We’re finding there is something special about not letting entertainment
wash over you while you passively watch or listen. We feel better making our own fun. We worry less about not having a creative output.
But I’m tired, so I won’t say more. Instead, a couple of stories from the papers that are worth reading and thinking about.
The first, in Wednesday’s New York Times, by David Leonhardt, points to what he thinks is the best way forward on climate change. It has to do with carbon tax and trading carbon credits on an industrial level. It’s interesting to me that little of the dialog discusses change in individual behavior. Is the action of individuals really so irrelevant? Not to me.
The second is from Tuesday’s Guardian (where the photo comes from). It discusses Whole Foods and whether it has “betrayed its organic ideals.” In trying to make ecological food choices, part of the issue is transparency, right? Well, I’ve come to love the transparency of going to my local farmers’ market and just looking the farmer in the eye and saying do you use pesticides and herbicides and how do you treat your animals? That way, I don’t have to know the first thing about Whole Foods’ supply chain.
Anyway, as Isabella would say, ni ni.
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