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September 27, 2005


The problems of the world seem insoluble. There is no one prescriptive solution.
The best we can do is make individual choices consistent with our values.
(But to do that, first, you need values.) After driving, one of the most polluting
and resource-intensive "activities" is eating meat. Cruelty and unhealthiness
aside, animal harvesting wastes water, fuel, and produces tons of toxic waste.
So I go vegan, but even that has its pitfalls. Just look at this plastic wrap, the
byproduct of just one "cruelty-free" meal. Well, I guess the problem of packaging
results from reliance on processed food of any sort. If I were to walk the walk, I'd
eat more bulk foods, think ahead and prepare my lunch. I've got a long way to go.