Cutting tall grass is hard, because it’s full of beautiful singing insects who have made their home there. Apparently our yard is occupied by large numbers of praying mantises. I’d never seen one in person before. They’re lovely little people. Continue reading A few little updates
My veganism started out hazy and ignorant, became somewhat fundamentalist, and more recently, has become more honest and nuanced. Here’s a snapshot of that journey.
Continue reading Veganism: Living a Question vs. Fundamentalism
I may have decided not continue maintaining a directory of Ithaca vegans, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of active vegans in Ithaca! Here are the groups I know about at the moment:
Continue reading Where to find other vegans in Ithaca
I’m no longer calling this blog “Vegan Ithaca,” but rather, “Living a Vegan Life in Ithaca” – and it’s no longer going to attempt to catalog vegan goings-on in Ithaca. That is too big a task for me! I felt like I was representing the views of others, or that folks would think that I was trying to represent others. So now I’m only representing myself and my own views, on this site. For more about this, please click here.
I had a bit of a revelation in 2012 – namely, that I don’t have to speak for anyone else, and I don’t have to work toward anyone else’s goals. That’s a very liberating idea! I can really hold myself back when I’m worried about whether I’m stepping on someone else’s toes. So to that end, I made this change, and started a Tumblr. My hope is that this reframing will help me to feel more free in my advocacy, so I can be a better ally and a more effective activist. We’ll see how it goes.
Please feel free to click the follow button to your right (or the RSS link), so you’ll get updates. I really value feedback, so please do tell me what you think of this change, or of the Tumblr. Thanks for reading!
Good morning Ithaca-area vegans: Here’s another reminder that if you’re not yet listed on the Find Ithaca Vegans page (or, if you have a food-related business, the Find Vegan Food page), you are very welcome to join us! Just leave a comment telling me who you are, and what your link is, and I’ll put you up there. It can be a blog, business, book, social group, portfolio, or any other website, as long as it’s animal-friendly and run by a local vegan.
These listings aren’t a commercial endeavor, they’re just a volunteer effort to promote Ithaca-area vegans, to help make us easier to find, so folks can patronize our businesses and read our blogs and so on.
Thanks to all of you awesome vegans out there, who make Ithaca such an animal-friendly (and delicious) place to live!
Have you been to one of these events? Tell us about it or send us a photo!
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.
This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2010. Thanks to all of you who have read this blog, shared the link, contributed guest posts, and helped get out the word on Facebook and Twitter – without your help Vegan Ithaca (and the vegans in Ithaca!) wouldn’t be this deliciously visible!
And of course, thanks to all of the vegans out there who are working and inventing and teaching and showing the world that it’s not only possible but delightful to abstain from the exploitation of animals. Here’s to another great year of the animal-friendly life in Ithaca!
Read on for an illuminating roundup of how this blog did over the past year – where did all that traffic come from? What were the big stories of 2010?
Continue reading Vegan Ithaca 2010 in Review
We’re finally on Facebook – please suggest our page to friends and share it to your profile if you want to help us get out the word!
Thanks to everyone who answered the poll on what this site should provide to the Ithaca vegan community. The highest-rated site features people would like are:
- Timely event listings for local potlucks, social gatherings, and events 16%
- Profiles of local vegans and vegan organizations 16%
- A place where I can post stuff too – I want to be an author! 16%
- Vegan recipes 16%
So, by popular demand, let’s get some more voices in here! Does anyone want to be an author, or know someone who would like to write for this site? Please check out our call for authors.