Give Up The Sponge (but not the bath)!

In my mission to live with less (and have more), I came across an unexpected pleasure... me. ********* Okay, bring your mind out of the gutter for a minute and follow me down this path; it's actually a LOT cleaner than you might expect. I (this is Michael, by the way) used to use a washcloth, loofah,

Un-Processing Your Food

As part of our move to a healthier (and simpler) lifestyle, we are working on removing processed foods from our diet. ***** Being vegan means we consume and wear nothing that is or comes from any other animal, but being vegan does not necessarily mean we are healthy. There is plenty of vegan junk food and highly processed

Why Should I Care About Eating Animals?

There are many ways people justify eating other animals and there is much misinformation around being vegan. It is sometimes difficult to wade through the morass of harmful perceptions, but today I will try, and try to do it concisely... ********* I attempt to cut through the clutter of poor thinking and challenge conventional, broadly accepted ideas (the tagline

But I Only Murder Humanely

I reflect on each day to figure out what lesson life has taught me and then I share it on this blog. Here is what I thought about today... ********* A local burger joint, Square 1, has a new billboard with a picture of a bespectacled smirking cow and the phrase, humanely raised plastered on it. This

Why Did You Go Vegan?

It is curious what people are curious about. ********* Being vegan, although becoming more and more mainstream, is still seen as weird or odd by some people. Vegans are used to fielding inquiries and navigating polite (but usually insincere) conversations about their life choices. It is something to talk about at a party. We get it. One question

How To Find Out If You Are A Bully

Before you get mad about bullies, you might want to take a look in the mirror. ***** Rainee (my cat) has a habit--no, a ritual--of annoying me every night between 3:00 and 4:30am. She paws my face, walks across my body, and licks my ear lobes and eyelids until I give her attention. When she uses

Breakfast for Dinner?!?

Want to have more time to enjoy your evening? This is what we are doing and it is working! ********* We work hard. We have hobbies. We have chores. We chase passions. We try to always improve ourselves. In short, like you, we are busy. Even though we have no TV, no video games, not even