Category Archives: veganism

It’s a “Lifestyle Choice”

“You have just dined… and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “It’s a lifestyle choice”.  That’s a common claim of friends and family when our discussion turns … Continue reading

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Calling All Ethical Vegetarians: Ditch the Dairy

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. ~ Albert Schweitzer I can’t bear to watch this video, the product of the most recent undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals, documenting egregious torture of dairy cows.  I … Continue reading

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Kids Learn Where Their Food Comes From — Or Do They?

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian. ~ Sir Paul McCartney A story was recently published in our local paper, the Daily Pilot, about a visit by a dairy cow to an elementary school.  The Mobile Dairy … Continue reading

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Celebration For The Animals: Good Vibes, Good Food

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead I recently attended a potluck gathering at a friend’s home.  This particular gathering was comprised … Continue reading

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Evolution: Escargot, Erotica, Empathy

When a man has pity on all living creatures then only he is noble. ~ Buddha As an adventurous “foodie”, there was a time when I was on a quest to find the very best escargot.  In my travels, I … Continue reading

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Welcome To My World

“Somewhere in the rain, there will always be an abandoned dog that prevents you from being happy.”  ~ Aldous Huxley At the heart of this compassionate citizen, and many others, lies a deeply inextricable empathy which informs daily life.  Sometimes this keen … Continue reading

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