Plant Power

Life is choices. I’ve always wanted to be a vegan. I’ve been a vegan for three months at a stretch, a record I’ve matched and also fallen short of in subsequent stabs. I don’t want to eat animals. Ideally, I don’t want to. But I do. I love milk; I wish I had it more …

Days Without Sugar: Day 496

If you told me 570 days ago that signing up for this window sign was going to mean 500 days — more than a year! — of no Betty Crocker frosting, gummi bears, Reese Peanut Butter Cups, or E.D. Smith Triple Fruit Jam, or any flavor of ice cream, or pie or cake, I don’t …

Alcohol: The Devil’s Semen

I noticed over the holidays how in THE DARK KNIGHT, after his fundraiser speech, Bruce Wayne tosses his champagne glass’s contents over the outdoor railing. Many people can have and be great fun when drunk; on the other hand, many people are alcoholics. I have had several alcoholics in my family, on both sides.  Some …

Days Without Sugar: Hi, I’m Jason, and I am a sugar addict

Newsflash: some days are harder than others! Yesterday, I had a difficult and painful doctor’s appointment; the diagnosis was grim to me, and the waiting list to obtain any help or treatment is over a year long.  Gentle Reader, I actually began to weep out of hopelessness and despair, yet I stifled myself.  Sometimes, humans …