So many eons; so little evolution … (06/30/17)

It is undeniably true that our species has made great strides in quite a few fields of scientific endeavor, and yet in the one field of endeavor that is by far the most important — the one field that will stave off our impending doom and allow us to continue to evolve at all; the […]

Dissing the disgusted … (06/29/17)

“Are there social pressures from the majority that encourage us to continue to eat, wear, and use animal products? Of course there are. And yet in a patriarchal, racist, homophobic society, there are also immense social pressures to participate and engage in sexism, racism, and homophobia as well. Indeed, just like it is with these […]

Why we Do it … (06/28/17)

“Over time veganism becomes an imperative that not only directs our decisions toward doing what’s Right, but also directs us away from doing what we know to be Wrong … We steadily come to realize that it’s not that veganism has become second nature to us, but rather that veganism is in fact our true […]

A moral breakfast — letting Compassion come first … (06/27/17)

Really not rocket science … (06/27/17)

“When I advocate for veganism, people come at me like I should have degrees in nutritional biophysiology, environmental science, animal agriculture, botany, hypothetical moral dilemmas, and lion sociology — and all because I simply believe that no one should unnecessarily suffer and prematurely die for being used as a resource … It’s really not that […]

Owning my Wrongs … (06/26/17)

Just like its cousins Love & Forgiveness & Kindness, Repentance for past wrongs can only truly become viable when that Repentance becomes a VERB.   It is fine to realize that we have done wrong and caused great suffering, and it is good indeed to approach those we have wronged and tell them we are […]

No cause for worry … (06/26/17)

“We have been told that using animals for ‘food’ (or for ‘fashion’, or for ‘research’, or for ‘entertainment’) can be done ‘humanely,’ and it suited us to think that this meant we were not causing those animals great harm … And yet this is simply not true.   Everything we do TO animals causes them […]

Embracing nothing new … (06/26/17)

“After many eye opening moments this year, I have learned something all-important that can be summed up in one phrase: we are repeatedly redefined as people by how we treat the innocent and the vulnerable … As such, being vegan is not about living someone else’s values; it’s actually about enlivening your own.” ~ via […]

Recognizing real Intelligence; acting accordingly … (06/25/17)

“Newsflash: a sign of intelligence does not include covering a planet with slaughterhouses. Indeed, a sign of intelligence does not include developing a language in which the word ‘slaughterhouse’ exists at all.” ~ anonymous

Reawakening the Spirit … (06/25/17)

“Can we really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part, I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man ever did so; the first man who ever touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a […]

Choosing to make Great Change … (06/25/17)

“When we are not vegan we are validated and indeed comforted by the equally callous behaviors of those around us. Despite this, each one of us is capable of great change — and many do change, once they open their eyes to the simple fact that their choices as nonvegans are in complete conflict with […]