Me standing in front of the Metropolitan Opera House with arms wide open

Experiencing Wagner’s Ring Cycle at The Met

“All right everyone. Shhhh!”, the man’s voice pierced the air, heavy with anticipation. This was followed by light laughter from some fellow opera-goers and then clapping by all those who approved. I was one of them. “Here we go”, I thought sitting comfortably in the second seat from the aisle in row F of the […]

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At Vegas airport during our year of domestic travel

A Year of Domestic Travel

International trips was not in our cards this year! We spent much of our time turning a new house into our home. We planted fruit trees, put up a privacy fence, and decided where all our international souvenirs would go. We did, however, enjoy a year of domestic travel!

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Vegan in Jersey City, New Jersey

After climbing up the Grove Street subway stairs I took in the scene around me as I do with every new place I visit. It didn’t take long to realize why Jersey City had been ranked the most ethnically diverse city in the United States for the third year in a row. And as I […]

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Baba’s Story – Surviving the Shoah

Dear Baba, Today is your birthday and although we have never met, I am thinking of you. You may not know this but every time I dust the dining room table and chairs, which you had protected with plastic for so many years and that now stands in our dining room, I say hello to […]

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Interview with Sarina Farb, author of Born Vegan

I first learned of Sarina Farb while reading her open letter in response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has been speaking out about the importance of the environment. Sarina’s beautifully and academically written words encouraging the newly-elected US congresswoman to embrace veganism led me to want to hear more of what Sarina has to say. So, […]

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Vegan in Nashville

After counting the fourth passenger carrying a guitar in the terminal, I quickly realized that Nashville was a special place. As we passed airport shops of Nashville souvenirs and posters of local musical venues on the walls of Terminal C, I began to get very excited about the adventures on which we were about to […]

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Lesbian Things To Do in Dunedin, Florida

Known as the lesbian capital of Central Florida, Dunedin is the perfect mix of big city and small town life. You can buy fresh fruit at the farmer’s market, go boating off Honeymoon Island and dance the night away downtown all in one place, making it the perfect place for a lesbian couple to enjoy […]

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Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and as vegans, we’re commonly asked what we eat for the holiday. Mindy was raised on a meat-and-potato diet and Ligeia grew up vegetarian, so now that we’re vegan, Thanksgiving recipes coming out of our kitchen have had to adapt. We still celebrate with many of the traditional staples, so […]

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Remembering Grammie: Traditional Maine Dishes Made Vegan

My Grammie was from Bingham, Maine, a small rural town with a current population of well under 1000 people, that prides itself on being the midway point between the North Pole and the Equator. Like many parts of Maine in the “olden days”, Bingham was a logging town and most of my male relatives worked […]

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Being Vegan in Northern New Mexico

I found myself not knowing where to look. The scenery was nothing short of breathtaking in every direction and so my eyes darted from here to there and I marveled in the natural beauty. The hike up to Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, New Mexico turned out to be one of my most […]

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Participating in the Women’s March on Washington

Our chartered yellow school bus drove under the sign that read “Greenbelt Metro Lot Full” and I said to my friend quietly, “wow, really?” in disbelief. I could hear other women saying, “I’ve never seen that lot full” and “It can’t already be full so early in the morning”. But as we passed the very full parking […]

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Hiking in Whistler, British Columbia

It was so cold that I could see my breath in front of me, my feet and legs ached and I was standing at the bottom of the black diamond trail looking up at what I had in store if I accepted this challenge. I hadn’t seen a single person for over an hour and the way looked a bit precarious […]

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Celebrating a Decade of Marriage

My dearest Mindy, How can I begin to sum up the past ten years? Perhaps I should go back to our wedding day, which feels both far away and just like it was yesterday. Watching you sleep the next morning, I felt so incredibly lucky and grateful that you chose to share your life with me. […]

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