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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…

Remembering BS Sessions

Not long ago I found a paper I wrote with a friend while we were at the University of Manitoba. I was taking every undergraduate class in anthropology in order that I could enter graduate school the following term. I already had a BA in economics and had only taken one general anthro course. My…

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…

A Question of Sustainability

An association to which we belong, Johansens, wrote to ask if we qualified for being considered “green.” The writer knew we did, however was following protocol. She provided a list of eight activities/policies. Any three of the activities/policies would assure that we are green. We are doing all eight, plus substantially more. The inn and…

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…

We take a vacation

Joan left Mendocino to visit relatives in Winnipeg and Matlock, both in Manitoba. We have a cottage about 100 yards from Lake Winnipeg – a huge lake which drains to the north into Hudson ‘s Bay. I followed a week later, July 29th, 2008. At the Lake, there is only very slow dial-up and these…

Keeping Christmas throughout the Year

It is one our coldest nights this year, it’s late and two raccoons, a mother and her baby, who visit every night, are watching us – or that is our dogs, Gypsy and Murphy who are intently watching them. The stare-off reminds us of our love for animals. We contribute to their wellbeing by not…

Vegan and vegan-friendly restuarnats: Halifax, Nova Scotia

We are traveling – first to a wedding in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and exploring vegan restaurants. Halifax is a wonderful city: youthful, yet graced with stone or brick century old buildings. More than vegan friendly, the city offers several vegan restaurants. Not entirely vegan, but “friendly” Mezza on Quinpool Road is Lebanese/Mediterranean. Our daughter and…

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