Fall of Giants by Ken Follett is a historical novel following several characters in the years leading up to and during the first world war, paying close attention to Britain’s women’s suffrage movement, and the Bolshevik revolution. As per usual the summary will contain spoilers, skip on down to the review if you don’t want… Continue reading Fall of Giants, Book Review and summary
Wow. Just Wow. I think that I, like many other people are still suffering from shock over the events that took place on the 8th. It feels like a dream, or more accurately a nightmare. Now regardless of how we let this nightmare come to life, that’s a topic for another post, we seriously need… Continue reading How Will a Trump Presidency Effect Veganism and Animal Rights?
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid is a short novel in the form of a monologue of character Changez, recounting his life story as an immigrant in pre and post 9/11 America. Changez goes from a college student inspired by the accomplishments of his new american home to political activist disillusioned by Americanism. Summary: The entire story… Continue reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist Book Review
Vegans get a bad rap for harping on about their beliefs, and telling others what they could be doing to be better people. Although this isn’t universally true, it isn’t too far off of the mark for many vegans. The thing is that unless someone is vegan for purely health related reasons, and adhering to… Continue reading Talking About Veganism, Tactics and Resources
Anyone who is veg(etari)an knows that after the obligatory “but where do you get your protein from?” (the same place your “protein” gets theirs: plants), you will be questioned on every aspect of your diet, political position, and views on various hypotheticals. One of these hypothetical questions I have found difficult to answer is this:… Continue reading Why The Government Wants You To Continue Eating Meat
I’m attending Darryl Hunt’s funeral tomorrow. I met him last summer when I attended Governor’s School West. If my memory serves he has spoken to every class at the Salem College since he was released. I learned many things at Governor’s School, listened to many speakers. He’s the one that stayed with me though. Mr.… Continue reading Lessons for Society from Darryl Hunt