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Good to be back after a few days off … and what's on my mind this morning is an email from an MNB reader who responded to our stories about all the things put at risk by climate change - including parmesan cheese and arborio rice production, as well as the glass used in wine bottles - by asking if I'd be willing to solve climate change issues by consuming Rice-A-Roni, processed and inferior parmesan cheese, and boxed wine.  I have a response to that … and some thoughts about how circumstances are depriving us of some of the most pleasurable things in life.