Little Essays On Being Vegan: A Day in the Life after Four Years

October is my "veganiversary" month, so after four years of veganism, I find myself looking back on my decision and how it has been since. I am very lucky to have a mother who grew a variety of vegetables because there isn't a fruit or vegetable I do not like. I'm also blessed to have no food allergies. I'm also triply fortunate to have a flexible spouse who is always open minded and interested...

Gone Vegan

I went vegan in October of 2013 and haven't regretted it. Something just clicked and I made the decision to stop eating meat, dairy, and eggs. Cold turkey, if you will forgive the pun. There wasn't a clear path for me to becoming a vegan; no health crisis, or close encounter with animal abuse. I was a devoted omnivore, though I had been a vegetarian for several years in my mid-20s. Through a...

Weekly Reflections, 16 November 2013

Last night, I awoke from a dream, crying. In my dream, I was remembering my last moments with my dog, Oliver, as I was about to have him euthanized. Only this time, I was begging; begging my Gods, begging the veterinarian and staff that he not die in distress and that I should be the last he saw before he drew his last breath and his heart beat its last rhythmic thump. I remembered stroking his...