Monday, May 24, 2004
Five thousand years ago during an inconspicuous weekend not dissimilar to this coming Memorial Day weekend Nan and I decided to make a change that would forever alter our lives together, our health and, as it turned out, our destiny; we became vegetarians. It was not easy at first and there were plenty of pitfalls; knowing what not to eat is easy, knowing what to eat, that's another matter.
We have always shared our home with animals the question before us was how do we create a healthy home for animals and ourselves without putting a burden on the creatures with whom we share a common environment.
At first we ate about 400 dozen eggs, lots of vegetables and experimented with cheeses the names of which we could not begin to pronounce. Then slowly but surely we were able to discover the richest cuisine in the world, flavorful, satisfying and healthy; vegetarian food for life.
I wrote this little epistle today because it is the start of "Vegetarian Week" on "The Green Cutting Board" and, as we posted the Vegetarian Society's first of a weeks' worth of amazing gourmet recipes, I was reminded of the uncertainties Nancy and I faced when choosing a veggie life style. Food and life are inextricably bound in concept and reality and so for today's article we've chosen two upcoming events that illustrate and benefit both; one: a life long hunger among the world's most innocent and two: a life of suffering by the world's most innocent.
Eating for Peace
A 21-Day Veg-A-Thon for the Children of War
June 1 - June 21, 2004
Animal Rights 2004 DC
National Conference on Animal Rights
July 8-12, 2004