Just sharing this week’s “best of what’s around.”
March 31, 2018
Some Good Bits: Can you spot the carrots in this vegan dinner captured by Origin Magazine? #MeatlessMonday has us seeing all kinds of vegetables at the start of each week – including carrots with some fresh, spring greens. What about deviled eggs? Garden & Gun’s got a nifty trick up their sleeve.
Read/Listen: Art DeVany is the stuff of legend. What hasn’t he done? MLB, PhD, UCLA, economics and mathematical behavioral sciences… but mainly he’s a jacked, older dude who’s been at the Paleo thing longer than your “O.G.” CrossFit buddy. He spoke with Tim Ferriss about getting outside, NOT eating too much fat, as well as other eating habits and workout routines. Look, we can all learn something here.
Read/Watch: Filmmaker Peter Byck got a quality hang with Will Harris of White Oak Pastures in southern Georgia and filmed to tell about it. Here, he speaks with Salon about the experience in creating his documentary “One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts.” Says Byck:“This Georgia rancher may be our best bet for a more sustainable future.” I’ve spent time with Will at White Oak Pastures and the surrounding area; he has, in fact, (re)created a magical environment in Bluffton; old school-turned new school-turned old school (again).
Read: I can’t write a lede that would do any better justice than quoting Ariel Greenwood directly: “Given the concerns over resource-intensive industrial meat production, you’d think the resounding message would be, ‘don’t buy cheap meat, buy good meat.’ Instead, a rule of thumb that has emerged in environmentalists’ circles is simply “eat less meat.” This statement frames meat as an indulgence rather than 1) the end result of an essential and timeless ecological process (the biological breakdown of vegetation, which feeds the soil and removes dead grass so that new vegetation can grow) and 2) a fulcrum in the way land across the world is managed or mismanaged.“
Look/Read: Seriously, the bike sharing thing… it needs to stop. Not sure how this is shaping up where you live, but in Charlotte it’s a bit much. Bikes are in the middle of public sidewalks; they’re leaning up against crosswalks, just abandoned; they’re laying in people’s yards; they’re noticeable – for being both bright and banged up. As someone who is all for public (and shared) transportation and cycling as recreation and transportation, I get it. The idea is good. But the execution of this idea… I dunno. Seems to kinda lend itself to biking after beers and amateurs taking to the streets without understanding truths and consequences of biking on public roads. There are four companies putting these bikes out in our city. Personally, I’m thumbs down – and I’m not alone. Further reason to wonder about the efficacy of bike sharing? Look what’s happened in China.
> Bike share overuse in China (or, is it underuse?)
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