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Author Archive: Mark Reinhardt

Light My Fire

Light My Fire

It’s summertime. The time we all put on our Ray Ban Wayfarers and head for the surf (or pool in my case). Time for cruising up to the drive-in with Beach Boys music blaring from the radio. Time to engage in that great American warm weather tradition—the vegetarian barbecue. Okay, so maybe barbecuing isn’t the […]

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  May 22, 2015   No comments
The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving, or so they say, was the fourth Thursday in November, 1620. It being a legal holiday, Irving Schwartz had the day off from his job as an account manager at Plymouth, Bank and Trust and was bumming around the woods with his muzzle-loader. He came upon a wild turkey (not the whiskey, […]

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  November 4, 2014   No comments
Your Guide to Rationalizing Away the Holidays

Your Guide to Rationalizing Away the Holidays

It just doesn’t seem right, but many vegans will spend the holiday season wracked with guilt again this year. For these folks Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a tree. But the thought of chopping down a perfectly good evergreen, just for their holiday decorations, is something they find most distressing. Guilt over Christmas trees isn’t […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments
Hawaiian Days

Hawaiian Days

There’s no more exciting time during the week than Tuesday afternoon. That’s when the U.S. Postal person delivers the weekly supermarket sale circulars to my mailbox. As a vegan, I love to look at these to give me a sense of what mainstream folks are eating. Indeed, the front pages of these fliers are a […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments
Vegans Are What?

Vegans Are What?

What is veganism? A diet? A lifestyle? A moral commitment? All of the above? Are there absolutes about veganism, or does everyone get to make their own rules? (Remember that guy you once met who swore to you that vegetarians eat fish?!) Are some people more vegan than others? Here’s a little test to see […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments
Carnival Carnivores

Carnival Carnivores

As the sun sets in the western sky, the brightly colored lights of the carnival midway come up. Over the laughs and screams of the children on the Ferris wheel and the sound of the carousel in the distance, a voice can be heard. “Step right up, folks! Step right up!” The crowd gathers around […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments