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Multiple Sclerosis on a Lark

Jeff Stanford 2012

Recently someone came to me frustrated that he could not get friends to see that they are damaging their lives due to alcohol and drugs. I told him, “We see this all the time. It’s not just drugs; it’s also illness. Sick people are often unwilling to make changes that might bring them health –…

Land – Our Relationship to the Ground upon which we stand

In Growing Potential – Wealthy Investors snap up farmland amid rising food prices Bernard Condon writing for the Associated Press notes that a Tulsa software executive snapped up 430 acres of Michigan cornfields for $4 million and a California insurance executive purchased 156 acres in Iowa, overbidding the farmer who had rented the land for…

A Modern Myth: The Paleolithic Diet

“You’ll be proud of me! I am on the paleo-diet,” reported Ed, a former staff member. “I eat 25% meat – no dairy- and all the rest greens. No grains. You know, there were no grains then!” Ed came back to Mendocino to say hello and check in. He had recently adopted the paleo-diet and…

Violence – and diet…..

Yesterday, November 17th, a friend as well as a former employee called from across the continent. We talked for quite a while. During the conversation, he mentioned that he believed that I hadn’t been happy with him when he last lived and worked here because he wasn’t vegan. He told me that it takes some…

Dining on the Road – Three Thai restaurants to note: Arun’s, Chicago; Sokhothai, Winnipeg, MB; & Siam Thai, Billings, MT

We are vegan and are no longer challenged to find decent restaurants on the road with the explosion of Asian restaurants- particularly, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese. With the exception of East Indian restaurants, most other ethnic restaurants are animal based. Just twenty years ago, there were Chinese restaurants that did not serve “bean curd” –…

On Blogging: What’s really important?

Whatever I write here is of little consequence when considering the Iranian people’s use of blogs, Twitter, Face Book to help let the rest of us know what is going on in their country. The Daily Show has recently reported on Iran – remarkably portraying Iranian’s awareness of the rest of the world and their…

Newsweek’s David Noonan is Vegan (for now): Or avoiding being a vulture or hyena

To avoid disease and middle age weight gain, David Noonan adopted the 28 day program in The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan That Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds. The diet was developed by Rip Esselstyn to help his fellow firefighter adopt a vegan whole foods diet. Esselstyn has been…

Carbon Neutral? You gotta be kidding.

A “carbon neutral” restaurant opened recently in Berlin. It is slick with a diverse menu consisting primarily of animal products, meat, eggs, and dairy. The owners pay $3,000 a year for “carbon certificates” for a wind park in India. I have no definitive information regarding how Foodorama is carbon neutral. It makes no sense that…

From Forest to Table – Mushroom Seminar

Ryane Snow will be presenting his From Forest to Table Seminar for the second time this season due to overwhelming demand. A Winter Mushroom and Gastronomical Experience will be held on Saturday, January 17th, 2009 from Noon until 5:00 PM and includes a two hour foraging adventure, a tutorial on mushroom identification and their place…

It’s a Matter of Opinion!

“It’s a matter of opinion!” “No it’s not opinion! It is a matter of life and death. Death is a fact: it’s real. Suffering’s real!” “Well, it’s a matter of opinion!” Three women were in the lobby, two of them proud of their work in sustainable water use. I said, “There’s no greater sustainable action…

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