Things change from generation to generation, stories of hardship and triumph are passed down, interpreted by those left behind and discarded or integrated into the fabric of present time. But even if we consciously decide to ignore the lessons of those who came before us, there seems to be an energetic element that persists, continually sending the unheeded lesson until we are forced through the sheer magnitude of it to stop, to reflect, to evolve spiritually and to redirect a …
A Very Merry Vegan Christmas
How did a whole year go by without me noticing? Well, I did notice, I just couldn’t seem to make it less busy, even though I think how I spend my time should be a little bit more under my control. A lot of it I bring on myself with grandiose plans that don’t match up with the time available to me. Not recommending this way of functioning – definitely going to think about planning a bit better in the …
Veganism and the doomed farmed animals of North Carolina
The biggest obstacle to obtaining liberation for all species of animals exploited in our various death for profit industries is the deep seated belief that these sentient beings are commodities. This glaring reality came barreling into the Carolinas, when Hurricane Florence set its destructive eye on North Carolina.
North Carolina is among the top states in the nation (USA) in producing pork and poultry, with about 9 million “hogs” at any given time and 819 million chickens and …
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
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 …
Veganism and Addressing the Abuse and Suffering of all Species of Animals
What do these two sentences mean to you?
Nothing happens in a vacuum.
The first sentence is widely used today and was penned by some very wise person. Don’t know who, just know it wasn’t me. Khaled Hosseini, author of the The Kite Runner explains it this way:
Nothing happens in a vacuum in life: every action has a series of consequences, and sometimes it takes a long time to fully understand the consequences of our actions.
And how, pray tell …