Red Shoulder Hawk

Red Shoulder Hawk

Friday, March 18, 2005

Berekeley BioDiesel Collective Film Festival

Wow, was that fun.

People loved the poster, so that's of course great. Having the films show at La Peña Cultural Center was also brilliant; it's fun to drink a good beer and watch a movie about 5 women working their way across the USA, brewing bio-diesel in hotel parking lots from waste oil they talk restaurant owners into giving them.

Among other fine shows, too.

It was St. Patrick's Day, and my bank didn't need their green balloons anymore, so brought them over and added those to the decorations. Great re-use, eh? I also really enjoyed sitting amongst people who are driving vehicles using a domestically grown resource. These are people who aren't driving on blood, and it shows. By that I mean, our choices shape us. Even through unintended consequences. If you're driving on Middle Eastern petroleum, somebody died for your mobility. Several somebodies. And that weighs on your soul. It makes you harder, or more irritable.

Of course, you have to be somewhat tuned in to get this. And I had the great fortune of sitting in a room full of people who not only got it, they were doing something about it. That's what Paradise will be like. And I got to play a role in it.

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