Wednesday, April 16, 2008

School Reports Students "Dealing" Sugar

In Victorville, CA, the latest trend at schools is an underground sugar trade. With candy and other "bad" snacks banned from school campuses, kids are selling contraband Snickers and Twinkies right out of their backpacks.
We always though sugar was addictive, now we know for sure.

More details at http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/81941/

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Our Beatles' Moment

Paul McCartney has been quoted as saying that he stopped eating fish after a fishing trip. I never thought I would have a Beatle moment, but I had a similar experience which solidified my meatless way of life. Up until the trout appeared Ie had forsworn meat – except for the occasional restaurant fish. But a gift of very fresh trout (minutes dead) by a carpenter-friend who was working for us at that time changed everything. As Greg handed me the trout a thought spontaneously appeared. I said, “These fish were neighbors. These trout were swimming in the creek (that virtually abuts our land) just a few minutes ago. That was it – no more fish for us - ever. That was thirty-seven years and five vegetarian cookbooks ago.
- David
BTW if you want to read a great book about the Beatles takea look at "Can't Buy Me Love" by Jonathan Gould. (He's a friend, but its still a great book - even the NYT said so.)