Tuesday, January 29, 2008

chimichanga!

the next time, you forget a word - you know the "whatchamacallit" type, just say, "chimichanga". Apparently, in Mexican Spanish, that is the derivation of "chimichanga" - a burrito food item.

in no relation to that, the dolphins of Bangladesh are in danger due to over-population of man. Seriously the concept that "man has dominion over earth" is criminal. Why would such a flawed, emotionally-charged species be given dominion over other species? Because we have "thought" and "conscience" and "intelligence"? Oh chimichanga! A tree is far more capable than me - what, with making it's own food, depleting pollution, regenerating its own limbs, providing shelter and food to many - and looking fashionable any time of year without the help of designers.

a company called Pangea Organics sell their soaps in a biodegradable fiber box that are infused with seeds and will grow amaranth and sweet basil. Environmental capitalism, I say.

Lao Tzu says: "he who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still". Now I am not going to try to contradict Lao, but from my perspective, "one who controls others is severely insecure and does not appreciate the inherent worth of all people" - and "one who masters oneself appears rather self-centric".

having said that, it is lunch time here and I would so love a, uumm, what do call it ... a chimichanga!

ciao chimi