Mother’s Day – a vegan perspective

Mother’s Day – a vegan perspective

Mother’s Day is just around the corner in North America. I remember that even as a child, the thought of an upcoming family celebration would make my tummy tickle with anticipation. Mother’s Day is no different in this respect. That is why I find it odd that I have no childhood memories of this particular festivity. I remember with great fondness  the birthdays with the paper hats, candles, party games, cake and the Easters with the new  bonnet, gloves, straw …

Reflections on Veganism and Animal Rights Activism in 2018

Reflections on Veganism and Animal Rights Activism in 2018

New Year’s Day 2018

I am sitting on my comfy sofa in my warm home enjoying the silence and solitude as family slumbers peacefully in their beddy-byes! The only other person up and about is my kitty cat, Rosie who nudges me occasionally to let me know that her breakfast time is coming up shortly.

My thoughts turn to all animals, both human and non human, who are being exploited and therefore harmed for the sake of human wants, not needs. Our …

This Vegan’s Plant Powered Christmas Party is Over

This Vegan’s Plant Powered Christmas Party is Over

It was a lot of work and a lot of fun. It is, as a vegan and a fair to middling cook and baker, my absolute pleasure to showcase delicious plant powered food for friends and family.

I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season however and with whomever you celebrate. I will be spending time with my treasured family, as well as reflecting on what my vegan and AR advocacy will look like in the coming year.

My website, which …

It’s this woman named Ren (Riding on the Power of Others)

It’s this woman named Ren (Riding on the Power of Others)

I am sure that you have all experienced times when something, someone, a concept, a thought, an idea resonated so deeply with you, that you had to run with it without exactly understanding why. It seems corny to call it a “knowing”, but that is what it feels like to me, even though I am not quite sure what that “knowing” is.

I first came across Ren Hurst on Facebook in the last year or so, when

ONE WEDDING, ONE ANKLE SPRAIN AND SEVERAL CHATS ABOUT VEGANISM!

ONE WEDDING, ONE ANKLE SPRAIN AND SEVERAL CHATS ABOUT VEGANISM!

Reformatting, updating and re-posting of an article first published on March 2nd, 2014.

Late, last summer we went to British Columbia, Canada to attend the wedding of my nephew and his beautiful bride. It was supposed to be a wonderful event, and it was, but it certainly didn’t start out that way.

Family lore has it that at every big, family function, Anne (that would be me) will either arrive with or manage to acquire during said event, some manner of physical …

Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals: AR activist and Vegan photojournalist

Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals: AR activist and Vegan photojournalist

The original version of my article about Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals was published in Feb of 2014, a few months before my fledgling vegan blog got an overhaul and new look thanks to my web designer and way, way before I knew anything about formatting. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that it was not a pretty scene – me hammering away at the keyboard, trying to write and add features and pics to my content to …