A Thank You Note

I’ve often talked about the culture I grew up, my parents’ various toxic teachings and attitudes, and you may get the impression that my childhood was all bad all the time.  That’s not even close to accurate.  Today I was thinking about the things I have to thank my parents for.  The ways that they…

Collected Vignettes On My Vegan Journey

“You don’t eat meat?” I looked up from the toy horses I was playing with, my eyes wide. “No, we don’t,” my aunt and uncle told me. My ten year old brain couldn’t imagine a diet without meat. “But, don’t you need meat?” I wondered.  Convinced that this was the case, I barreled on, “What…