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Book Review

Walking With Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life by Eric O’Grey (with Mark Dagostino),  2017, Grand Central Publishing Reviewed by Linda DeStefanoReview translated by Rob English I love this book!  It’s a true account by the author, who was morbidly overweight,...

Book Review – en español

CAMINANDO CON PEETY: el perro que me salvó la vida por Eric O'Grey (con Mark Dagostino), 2017, Grand Central Publishing Opinión de Linda DeStefanoTraducida al español por Rob English. ¡Yo amo este libro! Es un relato verdadero del autor, uno que tenía un sobrepeso...

The House Passed PACT

Last week, following the US House of Representatives unanimous vote passing the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, I was asked what I thought about the law. Truth is, when I was asked, I had no idea what I thought about it. I'd heard some vague buzz about it,...

Out and About in Ithaca

Every year my son and I go camping. It gives us a chance to get away, just the two of us, spend some time together, hang out, talk. Every year, we pack up the tent, the hammock, some junk food, and we head to Watkins Glen. We camp, we make make vegan s'mores, we hike...

On the Amazon – A Rough Collection of Thoughts

A collection of pieces, information and thoughts on the most recent attention to the health of our Earth... On Reducing/Eliminating Products from Cows For those that have struggled with eliminating animal products from their lives for ethical reasons, the Amazon is a...

Mom’s Diner

I imagine I've walked by Mom's Diner-- the little place on the corner of Westcott and Harvard-- at least a thousand times. Mom's sits next to Recess Coffee, across the street from Alto Cinco and the Westcott Theater, right down the street from the Real Food Co-op,...

Navigating Easter as a Vegan

Holidays can be difficult to navigate as a vegan, especially if the majority of people at your celebrations are omnivores. So many of the big holidays revolve around a meal where meat is the featured dish, and Easter is no exception. With a little creativity and...