On a non-education note:
For those who have known me long enough to tease me endlessly about my tofu burgers and kale shakes and other assorted delicacies that go along with my 12-year stint as a vegetarian, I have some shocking news. Last night, we grilled out and ate some 100% all beef hamburgers.
And they were oh-so tasty.
Now before anyone thinks that I’ll be showing up at the next Fogo de Chao Fest at ISTE or some other national convention where the usual meat-eating suspects gather, let me be clear: I’m still a vegetarian…when I’m on the road at least. Our decision wasn’t because we just up and decided that our 12 years of meatless protest against the real environmental disaster that is most beef and chicken production (and the treatment of the animals in the process) didn’t matter any longer. Instead, it was because of the story of a local farmer (just two miles down the road) who, with her daughter, have created one of the most sustainable, ethical, and environmentally sound cattle farms we’ve seen, and who convinced us, after a long conversation, that we could bring her burgers and steaks to our table with a clear conscience.
Did I mention they were really tasty?
I report this only to note what was a pretty big event, all things considering, and to bow once again to the ever changing thinking and practice that goes with living this complex life.