May 20, 2010
Hi, I've been inching toward veganism for years. Then I saw Food Inc and was stunned especially by what chickens are enduring these days. I couldn't participate in that. I love being a vegan, even though it's lonely and frustrating at times.
Choosing to eat a plant-based diet is radical. It is definitely against the flow and I think it is a powerful way to stand up for animals, the environment and folks in the Third World who often experience great hardship because of first world food choices. Eating a plant-based diet is also a way to take responsibility for our own health. But is is radical and it's good for us vegans to support each other on this path.
Hi Leslie, Thanks for joining East Bay Animal Rights & Advocacy, your support means so much to the animals :) Looking forward to meeting you and hearing about your experiences.
Hi Leslie, I saw your profile on the Bkly Vegan Dinner M'tup. I'm sorry my husband & I won't be at Long Life today, because it sounds like you & I have many interests in common. We're vegan, have 3 dogs, & I'm an artist & author. 2 of my favorite novelists are Austen & Dickens. We live adjacent to El Cerrito. You can find out more about me at my webpages, & send me an email via that site, if you like. Regards, Patricia L
Welcome to Oakland and to the Creative Outlaws! I'm looking forward to meeting you I'll send you the address to the studio! Have a great day, Kat
Hi Leslie! Rando from MeetupHQ here. Congrats on starting the West Marin Plant Eaters Meetup Group! Love the name of your Meetup! Here at MeetupHQ we're always excited to help make your Meetup a success. Check out http://www.meetup.com/help/ which is a great resource for organizers. Best wishes!
Thanks for bringing the book Madam Bovary to the group. It was such an incredible night!
It was a nice surprise seeing you yesterday and great meeting your husband. See you at April's meeting; I look forward to discussing Madame Bovary.
Leslie, I appreciated your comments at book club in March. I don't think you should feel you have to apologize for your perspective. I didn't find it offensive nor did I think others sitting there seemed like they did either. When I was married I experienced much the same thing but mine was not religion-based . . just differences in family upbringing. Your comments resonated with me personally even if for different reasons.