But land abuse cannot brighten the human prospect. There is in fact no distinction between the fate of the land and the fate of the people. When one is abused, the other suffers. The penalties may come quickly to a farmer who destroys perennial cover on a sloping field. They will come sooner or later to a land-destroying civilization such as ours.
— Wendell Berry (via awelltraveledwoman)
100 Rules of Dinner
I stumbled about this post today from Dinner: A Love Story and found a few “rules” that I love and agree with:
- “Acid” is usually the answer when you taste a dish and wonder “What’s missing?”
- Clean as you go. Seriously, I can’t stress this enough. [Note: People ask me how I keep my kitchen so clean. This is what I do.]
- The simpler the recipe, the more likely I am to cook it.
I’m not sure what I would add this list, but what would YOU add?
A friend is more than a therapist or a confessor, even though a friend can sometimes heal us and offer us God’s forgiveness. A friend is that other person with whom we can share our solitude, our silence, and our prayer. A friend is that other person with whom we can look at a tree and say, “Isn’t that beautiful,” or sit on the beach and silently watch the sun disappear under the horizon. With a friend we don’t have to say or do something special. With a friend we can be still and know that God is there with both of us.
We have a government that says it’s okay to eat Twinkies and Cocoa Puffs and Mountain Dew, but it’s illegal to drink raw milk and eat compost-grown tomatoes and Aunt Matilda’s pickles.
Meet the World campaign
Icaro Doria, a Brazilian man, working for a magazine in Portugal started this campaign using real data from the UN and flag images, he’s created whats known as Meet the World. The colors within the flags from its respective country are used to represent current, geographical relevant issues. Take a look.