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Thinking Is Believing

Monday, December 22, 2008 Lane 3

The nutrition blog over at Women’s Health references a study published by the Journal of Consumer Research back in August.  We wrote about it back then…  Perception Is Reality, but it certainly bears repeating (especially for those of you considering going vegan for the new year).  The study basically states [keep reading…]

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Reason 812,417 To Go Vegan

Thursday, December 11, 2008 Lane 3

I don’t consider myself a “hippie,” nor was I raised by hippies.  My parents were average middle class Americans, far from hippie.  But I do have a fond memory of my childhood that could be characterized as “hippie.”  My mom used to collect cans and bottles for recycling, and when [keep reading…]

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On The Turkey

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Lane 14

Okay, I’d like a little clarification here.  First let me say that this is NOT an attack on anyone; I am looking to understand other peoples’ thought processes around the issue of the turkey… Jane and I have read a number of things recently in which people proclaim that they [keep reading…]

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Random Thoughts On Dialogue

Friday, November 14, 2008 Lane 8

Everyone has their own way of thinking… their own philosophy on how life should be lived, how you should interact with other beings. Personally, I’m not interested in confrontation. I’d rather things be peaceful. Now that doesn’t mean that I won’t voice my opinion, but I don’t understand why people [keep reading…]


Honey, I’m A Vegan

Thursday, July 31, 2008 Lane 77

Thanks to Nash Veggie for tweeting me this article on Slate entitled “The Great Vegan Honey Debate.” I really enjoyed reading this. There are so many things to quote from this article, I don’t know where to begin. Perhaps I should just say, read the article. One of the things [keep reading…]

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Food Shortages and Vegan Eating

Monday, July 21, 2008 Lane 4

There have been a number of things written recently about the impending global food shortage. According to Time Magazine: The world economy has run into a brick wall. Despite countless warnings in recent years about the need to address a looming hunger crisis in poor countries and a looming energy [keep reading…]

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Arguing for Vegetarianism

Monday, June 23, 2008 Lane 9

Over the weekend I read an interesting post by Eric Marcus at He writes that it is very important for the vegan community to be accurate when talking to meat eaters about why they should go veggie. He is specifically talking about the environmental impacts of eating meat. We’ve [keep reading…]

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What The World Eats

Friday, May 30, 2008 Lane 4

We’ve been pretty focused on our “new” diet for a while now. After 40+ years of eating omnivorously, the switch to vegan eating hasn’t been automatic. So we’ve looked for help along the way. We’ve read a number of books, visited a slew of websites and blogs, and generally immersed [keep reading…]

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Vegan And Other Food Labels – Revisited

Monday, May 19, 2008 Lane 6

On Friday, I wrote about food labels, specifically the definition of vegan. As I was writing responses to the comments we received, one of them, a response to Elaine Vignault, grew so long it became a post of it’s own. I had planned on writing about the Veggie Pride Parade, [keep reading…]


Vegan And Other Food Labels

Friday, May 16, 2008 Lane 28

Last night I wrote a post explaining why we (the collective we) should cut down on our meat consumption. Now as vegans, Jane and I have done that to the extreme. However, we have omnivorous friends and family members who have chosen not to go down the vegan path with [keep reading…]

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Petition to Oprah – Revisited

Saturday, April 19, 2008 Lane 13

Savia contacted us this morning and suggested a modification to our petition. Oprah’s not the kind of person who is going to ask her viewers to be vegan. However, it is possible she would do a show about the horrors of the way animals that are raised and slaughtered for [keep reading…]

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A Petition To Oprah — Treat Livestock Humanely

Friday, April 18, 2008 Lane 6

To Our Readers: Jane and I have spent a significant portion of the last two weeks putting together a petition to Oprah Winfrey. On April 4th, Oprah did a show in memory of her companion dog, Sophie, who passed away on March 10th. The show was inspired by a billboard [keep reading…]

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De-Sensitivity Training

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Lane 8

Purchasing factory farmed meat products supports the violence perpetrated on animals. Does it also support the violence perpetrated on other human beings? Jane and I were speculating about this recently: Does working in a slaughterhouse somehow alter your perception of violence? Does it inure you to violence, leaving you indifferent [keep reading…]

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Lines In The Sand — Revisited

Saturday, April 12, 2008 Lane 11

A few weeks ago I wrote about drawing a line in the sand, and how we define what we’re willing to eat. It’s easy for us to say that we’ll eschew animal products as food. The choice between eating a sentient creature that has almost assuredly been brutalized, or eating [keep reading…]

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Drawing A Line In The Sand

Friday, March 28, 2008 Jane 6

Tonight Vegan Soapbox poses the question many of us are challenged with as vegans… Where do you draw the line? What will you not eat? Eccentric Vegan writes: It’s simple to me. If you don’t need to kill or harm another sentient being, then you shouldn’t kill or harm another [keep reading…]

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Food For Vegetarian Thought

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Lane 8

As many of you already know, Jane and I became vegan because of her family medical history (cancer, heart disease, diabetes….). We don’t consider ourselves animal rights activists, although we believe that cruelty to animals (and humans) should have no place on this earth. Our focus in this blog is [keep reading…]

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Anthony Bourdain is NOT a Vegan

Friday, March 21, 2008 Lane 18

Well, it’s obvious that Anthony Bourdain is not a vegan, at least if you ever had the misfortune to watch his show, which we did once or twice in our pre-vegan life. But Jane and I both found Mr. Bourdain to be a bit too pretentious. It’s one thing to [keep reading…]

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A Choice to Eat Vegan

Sunday, March 9, 2008 Lane 4

I was thinking today, how fortunate we are that we live in a time and a place where we can actually say “I choose not to eat that,” whatever the “that” may be. Regardless of whether someone thinks I am crazy for eschewing animal products, or someone else thinks I’m [keep reading…]

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Eating Meatless and Loving It

Saturday, March 8, 2008 Lane 3

Tonight, we had a few friends over for an impromptu dinner. Typically when company comes over, Jane goes all out and prepares a more formal meal something akin to the Valentine’s dinner that we had recently. But tonight we ate what we would’ve eaten if Jane was just cooking for [keep reading…]

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