A Vegan in the Wood Pile

A September Harvest
A September Harvest

Some of you who know me well know I have been a vegetarian since 1989, and a dietary vegan since 1994. Over the years, the choice to devote my energies to these pursuits has been one of the best I have ever made. Why? All the right reasons…

  1. It’s physically good for me in every way, and has no down side for my health whatsoever. Simply put, I feel great.
  2. It lends itself to the slogan, “Eat to live, don’t live to eat.”
  3. It contributes more to conserve our fragile planet than many more popular efforts, when you consider the vast resources devoted to production of meat, dairy and eggs.
  4. It respects the lives of animals. I believe that we have as much right to exist as any other creature on the planet, and that we have as much right to its resources. I do not believe it is our right to squander the world around us to feed our decadent luxury, which in the process makes us fat and weak.
  5. I take immense pride and joy in the foods I grow and eat on our happy little patch of land.

Now that you have read this, go have a peach!

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