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Food Choices Are The New Politics

I've been a vegetarian for more than 20 years. In that time, I've rarely been challenged about this choice. Occasionally, I have been asked questions that come off as defensive arguments, but mostly people are respectful, sometimes curious, and occasionally admiring....

Burnout

Yesterday, I ran into a former colleague while having lunch off campus. I noticed a marked difference in her demeanor. Where just a month ago she looked dejected and beaten down, now she beamed. I asked her how she was and she grinned so widely that her smile seemed...

The Journey to Compassionate Eating

Omnivore Childhood I had the typical, albeit not healthiest childhood. I loved my orange Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, sugary Kool-Aid, and greasy fried chicken. I hated vegetables and tolerated fruit. I was the last one anyone expected to become a vegetarian. I never...

Satisfied Customer (Simple Online Solutions)

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have had a terrible time moving my sites to a different host. My former host and domain registrar, AFMU, got hacked in early December. The only reason I found out is because one of my sites (52drawings) got hacked, too. It was a...

You’ve got to keep ’em separated…

I hate learning lessons the hard way. Recently I learned that it is always best to keep your hosting provider separate from your hosting registrar. As mentioned before, my former host had a major problem in December. Their site was hacked and thus one of my sites was...

Sew Fun

I find sewing a therapeutic exercise. I've had a few hard blows in recent months, so I've been at my sewing machine again making things for friends and for the cats. Cat Beds I made a cat bed last year that Wayne and Liv had been stealing from one another. When one...

I’m drawing again!

I love to draw. You would think I would do it more often, but I have this mental block that if the drawing isn't good then I shouldn't do it. It's similar to writer's block where you stare at a blank page and have trouble starting. I find I have to give myself...

Slowing Down and Being Grateful

I don't know about you, but it seems like everyone I know is dealing with an unusual amount of stress lately. If it's not a personal health issue or that of a loved one, it's a job future that looks bleak. We are working harder, for less money, all the while with the...

WordPress as a CMS

I'm a big fan of WordPress. I've been using it to maintain a couple of blogs for about 2 years. We use it at work for our campus-wide blogging service and it has served us well. I am so impressed that an open source and free piece of software works so well and is so...

Vegan Baking

Although, I'm not a vegan, I have been an ovo-lacto vegetarian for 18 years. Lately, we have been cutting back on dairy and eggs. I've experimented with using soy milk in place of cow's milk since we don't have it in the house anymore. I've found that it actually...