Monday, May 07, 2007

New Leaf

I'm sitting in a slightly sleazy hotel on the beach in Corpus Christi. Still recovering from an unusually intense 3 month development effort & looking forward to a kite surfing session later today.

At the moment, I'm really thinking about Slow Food two associated problems:
  • Can Slow Food's image be changed in the US so that people realize its not just about expensive food for rich people?
  • Can the explosion of interest in yoga be connected to the complex matrix of concerns about globalization, organic agricultural products, sustainability, local food, GOs, the energy crisis, etc.?
A few hours before kite surfing I'd normally be focused on getting ready, etc. However the AIA convention last week has had an impact. Three or four years ago I was pleased when I encountered people in the industry who were concerned about energy and sustainability in their private lives. Now I'm seeing many who see it as the focus of their professional lives. Cool & inspiring.