Archive for the ‘environment’ Category

The Vatican defines ‘new sins’ and going green

March 10, 2008

I’m happy to hear that the Vatican has started to look a little more in touch with our moral obligations to the environment.

I was even more surprised to hear that the Vatican itself has gone green, installing photovoltaic cells on its building and raising awareness of global environmental issues. It’s a shame to know that the Vatican, which has consistently lagged far behind world trends, is far out in front of our own White House and Congress on this issue.

Other ‘new sins’ included the world of  bioethics, in which scientists are becoming increasingly more adept at the creation of human tissues, organs, and entire beings.

Biking to work- ruin your sex life?

February 27, 2008

I ride a folding bike to work every day. I can stick it under my desk and it fits in my small apartment. The bike looks something like this.

And when I ride it, I look like this.

(not actually me)

And I’m happy.

Because I get a little exercise. I see the wild chickens running around Los Angeles. I save on gas money (and help the environment!). I ride the train and feel like I’m a part of the community.

And I can do all of these things, because I don’t have to worry about trying to get a date.

(Thank you, my lovely and understanding spouse!)

Oh, and for all you married women out there. I work with a lot of very attractive women, and I can safely say that I have not been hit on once since I started riding! Hey, there’s nothing wrong with saving the world and feeling secure in your relationship at the same time.

Ah, and if you’re in the Los Angeles area and are looking for a potential mate, I hear the Midnight Ridazz are a pretty happening bunch!