To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk
or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird's nest
or a wildflower in spring
these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
~ John Burroughs, Naturalist (1837-1921) ~
Friday, July 20, 2012
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So it’s very nice that the Green Party has just fielded its first candidate to quality for federal matching funds, an internist named Jill Stein. And based on an interview that appeared in the New York Times yesterday, I certainly like her. Whereas I find most health care pros are pretty focused on pharmaceuticals and not so much on eating well, Stein actually cooks, and cooks organic, as a good Green should. According to the Times, she is running because she “grew impatient with the social and environmental roots of disease.”
She is also very funny on the subject of professional politicians. Asked what it was like to debate Mitt Romney, as she did when she ran unsuccessfully for governor of Massachusetts in 2002, she said, “It’s easy to debate a robot.” Here’s hoping she gets to debate him again this year.
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