Thinking Is Believing

  • Lane
  • Monday, December 22, 2008
  • 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 that people believe meat tastes […]

    Reason 812,417 To Go Vegan

  • Lane
  • Thursday, December 11, 2008
  • 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 we had a bunch we […]

    On The Turkey

  • Lane
  • Tuesday, November 25, 2008
  • 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 will not sit down at […]

    Random Thoughts On Dialogue

  • Lane
  • Friday, November 14, 2008
  • 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 do that in a manner […]

    Honey, I’m A Vegan

  • Lane
  • Thursday, July 31, 2008
  • honey

    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 that hooked me right away […]

    Food Shortages and Vegan Eating

  • Lane
  • Monday, July 21, 2008
  • 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 crisis worldwide, world leaders failed […]

    Arguing for Vegetarianism

  • Lane
  • Monday, June 23, 2008
  • 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 certainly been on that bandwagon… […]

    What The World Eats

  • Lane
  • Friday, May 30, 2008
  • 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 ourselves in what people eat […]

    Vegan And Other Food Labels – Revisited

  • Lane
  • Monday, May 19, 2008
  • 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, but this took precedence. Coincidentally, […]

    Vegan And Other Food Labels

  • Lane
  • Friday, May 16, 2008
  • food-label

    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 us, some of them may […]