If it’s late morning or mid-afternoon where you are, chances are that you’ve already had at least one fleeting thought about dinner tonight. You may be picturing a juicy steak, a tender pork roast or a golden, baked chicken. I doubt that many of you dream about a steaming plate of stink beetles, leeches or cave spiders.
I’m up at the Columbia River Gorge for the Gorge Games, an action sports extravaganza with everything from slalom skateboarding to kiteboarding, adventure racing to river boarding. They did their best to be a sustainable event with abundant receptacles for recycling and even composting, which I’ve never seen at an event like this. One other thing they had that really got me thinking was ants — ants strutting across the picnic table, ants crawling up my leg, ants basking in the dog dish, ants absolutely everywhere.