Yesterday I found myself searching for Community Sponsored Agriculture in my area. As I considered what I was doing my mouth slowly started to open until it was gaping with the realization that somewhere along the line I turned into a hippie. I'm not sure when it happened, or how really. I run on a treadmill indoors rather than in nature, but I do it barefoot. I consider myself a modest person and am always fully clothed, but I'm taking my 5th belly dancing class. I still place myself in the center of the conservative half of the political spectrum, but I am also seriously considering a home birth for my next *baby. I am a firm believer in capitalism, and I like to see people get rich rather than begrudge them the fruits of their labors, but I also keep trying to grow a garden even in my rental home. I think that global warming, whether based on solid or biased science, is mainly a political tool used by people to get stuff they want entirely unrelated to the environment, but I just placed an order for a cloth diaper trial. So what d0es that make me? A right-wing nut or an environmentalist crazy? Perhaps it just makes me well rounded. One can only hope. I've chosen not to be concerned until I start weaving my own cloth diapers out of hemp I grew in my back yard.
*This is not an announcement