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The Fourth Of July, Hot Dogs & American Exceptionalism

The Fourth Of July, Hot Dogs & American Exceptionalism

The theory that the United States is inherently different from other nations is known as American Exceptionalism.  Many (especially political candidates and commentators) use the term to imply that we are superior to other countries. In this article I explore how the reaction by many Americans to a recent news event, the Chinese Dog Meat […]

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  July 2, 2017   No comments
What Do Vegans Eat On Thanksgiving?

What Do Vegans Eat On Thanksgiving?

I love turkeys! Well…. I love all animals, but turkeys are intelligent and wonderful yet so terribly mistreated. Please look at the articles below for more information on these wonderful birds.   Some of the key points which I would like you to take from these articles include: What I Want You to Know About Turkeys Turkeys like to […]

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  November 23, 2015   No comments
The Christmas Connection

The Christmas Connection

Christmas is said to be the most wonderful time of the year.  Or at least that’s what Andy Williams tells us in his classic song that plays over the radio and in every shopping mall across the country.  For me, this Christmas is indeed a very special one as it will be my first since […]

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  November 7, 2014   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
Reflections on an Un-Turkey Thanksgiving

Reflections on an Un-Turkey Thanksgiving

When I was a child, Thanksgiving was turkey day. By the time we got to my grandparents’ house in the early afternoon, the smell of the roasting bird reached clear out to the car. I’d run into the house, excited, and open the oven door to see it. Despite the fact that it looked done […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments
Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the Holidays

By Gabrielle Allen. Perhaps you love the holiday season as much as I do. You delight in those decadent aromas of cookies baking in the oven; you take detours so you won’t miss the colorful garlands lighting up every street, tree and window in your neighborhood. You watch every holiday special and, yep, even hearing […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments