So we’re moving in that direction. We’re sort of cutting back on the meat. My wife’s a pesca-vegan (no terrestrial meat or animal products) but I have few qualms about the occasional steak. No, we’re cutting back on the meat and fish mostly for financial reasons. We seriously gotta get a handle on our spending, yes.
Anyway, my point is that (you’d be surprised) tofu and other protein-filled vegetarian products are expensive. Probably more expensive than the equivalent amount of meat.
Anyway, what’s my point here? What I’m getting at is it’s one thing to buy more locally grown produce; what I’m curious about is how to buy more locally grown, uh, meat and non-meat protein.
Woo hoo! More differential equations!
Now, on to second order linear differential equations, what fun!
Yes, I was young once, too (three years ago).
Sent it off to the instructor. I can probably finish assignment 10 over Thanksgiving break.
I just have to transcribe it so it’s nice and pretty, then I’ll send it off to the instructor. At this rate, I should be done with all twelve assignments by the end of 2005. Then I’ll take the final in January.
We talk about living sustainably but is anyone living sustainably if we’re all doomed to die, eventually? What does it mean to live sustainably? Maybe it’s a categorical imperative thing. Live in such a way that it would be possible for everyone, all 6.5 billion people on Earth, to live with the same standard. Well, if that’s what sustainability means, I’m nowhere near it. I’m not even close. Are you?
I wrote a provocative post called, Eleven point plan for eliminating the private automobile
And so I now return with advice for those who want more people to read their blogs: write something that really bugs people, that a lot of people really, deeply disagree with. In my case, my blog post was picked up by Jalopnik and suddenly all hell broke loose! A thousand new visitors in four days.
Well, anyway, it’s been fun. It’s been amusing to see the kind of person people imagine me to be and I’ve gotten into some interesting debates too. This is causing me to refine my ideas and it keeps me on my toes, intellectually. Now that I’ve gotten a lot of people to read my blog, I want even more people to read my blog! In the words of Tom Lehrer, “More, more, I’m still not satisfied!”
We love it.
LA is fun to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.
I like being one of the cyclists on the bike car. I like getting a good workout every work day. I feel like I have a place to go and stuff to do. I get things done on the train. I’d trade it all in a second for more hours with my baby son.
but I don’t drive it much. I do move it from one side of the street to the other for street cleaning. Other than that, my wife does most of the driving. I don’t think we’re ready to part with it yet.
We live in a good spot for City Car Share. However, car sharing is not really practical as long as our son requires a car seat. It would be kind of a pain to have to install the car seat every time we took out a car.
I’m going to have to blog more often. On the other hand, if everyone were feed-savvy, it wouldn’t really matter how often I (or anyone else) blogged. I subscribe to a lot of infrequently updated blogs. When a new entry arrives, it’s actually a refreshing change from the regular daily stuff.
Right now I have three blogs: one for my musings on technology, one for “serious” essays on the future, and one for more personal stuff. Maybe they should be folded into a single blog. I’m not sure.
He can grab things. Sometimes, he puts them in his mouth. Well, he misses his mouth half the time but his aim is improving.
He seems to be happy most of the time, except for when he’s falling asleep. I’m unsure why he is so opposed to sleep.
As for health, he gets the sniffles now and then. Because he cannot blow his own nose yet, we have to suck the snot out of his nose with a bulbous rubber syringe. Although I didn’t know this strange device existed until I became a parent, all of us own and are quite familiar with them. They give them away at the hospital.
On to differential equations.
Everybody else is doing it!
I’m curious to know if any other new parents are attempting to implement GTD. The natural interrupt cycle of a little baby (wouldn’t change it if I could) seems to be a little out of sync with “mind like water.” Mind like drool or spitup, perhaps.
That said, I’m managing to take baby steps (heh) and knock a task or two off my list every week. The things on my todo list just look so trivial compared to “change that diaper” or “feed child”. Odd.
It was a little less than I thought.
It’s called Meat Stream, and is inspired by a phrase I heard on public radio yesterday.
Well, for one thing, I like meat. It is quite yummy. For another thing, if I go a few days without eating meat, I start to feel sort of funny, sort of . . . empty. And I’m not certain but I think I get more migraines when I’m not eating meat. Maybe I’m just not getting enough protein. I feel as though my metabolism burns up a little more protein and fat than the average one.
On the other hand, a typical U.S. diet is totally unsustainable. There must be some compromise somewhere. Enough meat so that I don’t fall off my bicycle and collapse into a quivering, protein-deprived heap but not so much that I hasten the planet’s destruction.