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Thoughts on Saving the Earth

Over the past year or so I've become a lot more interested in the environment. Maybe it's my exposure to the wilderness around the world this year, maybe it's the few documentaries about it that I've seen, or maybe it's just the fact that it's become a hot button issue and I've been forced to take notice.

That's not to say that I'm some tree hugging environmentalist who knows all the issues and is going to devote his life to saving the earth. My opinion on this isn't an expert opinion, it's just what I've cobbled together from the information I've been exposed to as well as my personal experience.

And I'm nowhere near being 100% green, whatever that means. Although I am completely solar dependent, use very little gas, eat vegan food that's mostly local and organic, I also spend a lot of time on planes and boats that are not particularly good for the environment.

Boredom eating...

On Runner's Ravings

I think I've narrowed down my biggest dietary flaw: boredom eating.

Now, this doesn't mean that I don't enjoy being around my family or coming to family festivities. In fact, I love being back in town and sharing my first college experiences with everyone.

Sometimes I just find myself sitting around a table and listening to a conversation and contributing nothing. That's because I'm somewhat of an introvert, like to listen, and often am present during conversations about interesting things that I know little about.

For example, earlier today I was listening to my parents and uncle discuss home renovations, air conditioning, and engine repair (or something like that). Those things are unprecedentedly interesting, but completely out of my expertise. My dad is a handyman, and I'm the furthest thing from it. It's a shame, really, but more on that in the future.

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