Forward

pueblo bonito

Forward – What a tranquil atmosphere on which to travel the cobblestone walkway forward.

-nah

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All The Same

All The Same
You and I may disagree
Can’t let go of centuries passed
Do you recall our forefathers’ creed
Winners now will later be last
One fine day we’ll see the light
One fine day the sun will shine
Evenly on your face and mine
Suddenly without a fight

You and I can’t disagree
All we want is our sisters and brothers back
You and I can’t disagree
All we need is salvation back

One fine day we’ll see the light
One fine day the sun will shine
Evenly on your face and mine
Suddenly without a fight

You and I can’t disagree
An eye for an eye
makes the whole world go blind
You and I can’t disagree
All we want is a peace of mind

One fine day we’ll see the light
One fine day the sun will shine
Evenly on your face and mine
Suddenly without a fight.
~Jihae

-nah

Land’s End

Where the land meets the Pacific Ocean is one of my favorite places on Earth.  While taking  a calorie-burning walk the last time we were in San Francisco after indulging in the deliciousness of our favorite restaurant, Sutro’s at The Cliff House, something new caught our eye.  High above the historic Sutro Baths, the National Park Service has erected a sustainable building marking this very special patch of Land’s End.  My favorite feature are the Leave Your Voice boxes that hold beautiful expressions written by visitors – visitors from all over our precious world who are captivated by this piece of land’s end and who are reminded of the land from which they visit.

This, along with our recent visit to Little Rock’s Central High School Historic Site, has deepened my appreciation for the National Park Service.

What National Park Site is your favorite?

-nah

True To Myself

Happy Monday!  What course of action do you take when what you envision for yourself is at odds with others imagine for your life?  What do you do when your dreams aren’t understood by your friends and family?

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others,
rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
~Frederick Douglass

 I cannot begin to understand how Frederick Douglass, a man who escaped slavery and became an avid abolitionist, came to this epiphany but it speaks to us all.  We can all look back at the life of Frederick Douglass and be grateful for that he chose to be true to himself than concern himself with opinions of others.

In what areas do you need to be true to yourself?

-nah

Food For Read

eating animals
I came across Eating Animals a few years ago but refused to read it, or anything for that matter, that had the propensity to separate me from chicken.  *feeling the side-eyes*  Don’t judge.  My thought was that I already had a limited diet as I rarely consumed pork or beef and adamantly refused to eat any processed meat.  Since I was very conscious about consuming nutritious meals, working out regularly and was the picture of health, couldn’t I just have my lean chicken breast and seafood?!?  C’mon son.

Fast forward 3 years – we’re mostlegans (mostly vegan) and the book and I crossed paths again. This time I dove in.  After beginning the read, I pondered how interesting the timing given the number of reports this week regarding our seafood.  No need for spoiler alerts here, but I will say INFORMATIVE  and NECESSARY! Some things I knew; other information rendered me speechless and nauseated.

This is not a clarion call for you to become vegan.  Though I can say that I will probably never have another bite of chicken, I can’t say that I will go the rest of my life without sticking my spoon into a pint of Blue Bell ice cream.  Hell, I could probably say the exact opposite!  I mean, have you ever had Blue Bell ice cream?!?!  And no, soy ice cream has yet to hit the same spot Blue Bell does.

I digress.  This is a call to read the book.  It is imperative that we are completely knowledgable about what we are consuming – antibiotics, hormones and all.  Hmmmm…tasty!

Have you read Eating Animals?  If so, share your thoughts.
What books that discuss factory farming and the food industry do you recommend?
-nah