The Right about Wrongness … (07/31/15)

Sometimes questions of morality can get a little “thick” & confusing, so I’m going to break it all down and make Right Action really simple — What human ethics essentially boils down to is the following: It is Good to maintain &/or enhance the quality of sentient life, and it is not Good to selfishly […]

Who Cecil was — who you ARE … (07/30/15)

Killing Cecil wasn’t wrong becasue he was a lion, and it wasn’t wrong because he was a member of an endangered species, and it wasn’t wrong becasue he suffered for 40 hours before being “put out of his misery”, and it wasn’t wrong because someone beheaded him after after he was finally shot, and it […]

Cecil — and All the rage … (07/29/15)

Most of you have heard the latest outrage: that a 13 year old lion named Cecil — the alpha male of a pride of lions (including up to 24 cubs, most of whom will now probably be killed by rival adult males) in Zimbabwe — was recently killed by a dentist from Minnesota. And you […]

Any Ray of Reality … (07/29/15)

“President William McKinley, the third American president to be assassinated, lived for several days after he was shot, and towards the end, his wife started crying and screaming, “I want to go too! I want to go too!” … And with his last measure of strength, McKinley turned, smiled gently up at her, and spoke […]

From the bottom UP … (07/28/15)

Life tip: Read each moment from the bottom UP. “Dwell on the Beauty of life. Watch the stars above you, and see yourself running with them. See the downtrodden around you, and reach out a caring hand.” ~ inspired by Marcus Aurelius

The Moral Minimum … (07/28/15)

There are quite a few excellent articles out there about becoming animal activists — about taking the sorely needed step from passive veganism to courageous advocacy, and yet if you are not into reading them in their entirety, here is a three sentence summation that applies to each & every one: If you see a […]

Drinking something else … (07/28/15)

That’s right … There truly is a slice of terrified baby calf — suffering from immense pain & fear — in every single glass of milk you drink … So PLEASE, my dear Friends, try drinking something else today for a change — something that doesn’t contain the chemical aftershocks of terror & mourning & […]

1 John 4:18 … The LOVE of God (07/27/15)

“There is no fear in Love, but perfect Love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in Love.” ~ 1 John 4:18 This is one of the most wise and most important verses in the entire Bible, for it relays a Truth that everyone — […]

Real SUCCESS … (07/26/15)

At age 4 I peed a few times in my pants … At age 12 I had almost no friends … At age 17 I lost my driver’s license … At age 21 I still hadn’t had sex … At age 35 I didn’t have any money (figuratively) … At age 48 I still don’t […]

Running FREE … (07/26/15)

May we all run free with our Friends … … and may we allow all our Friends to run free. “Animals are not meant to be caged. Their eyes shine too brightly, their voices croon too sweetly, and their hearts Love too deeply for that … And so, once we awaken to this humble Truth, […]

Matthew 18:21-22 … Seventy times Seven (07/25/15)

Forgiveness is a funny thing … We desire it deeply when we wrong another, and yet often give it unwillingly (or sometimes not at all) when we ourselves are wronged. And to make matters even more challenging, we have been taught by our parents & our teachers & our preachers & our friends to water […]