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Survival Tips for Small Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants

When I published The Vegan Tourist: Vienna and the book’s German-language version The Vegan Tourist: Wien, I decided to provide updates about restaurant closings and new openings on my website. I spent a couple of hours yesterday updating relevant information, … Continue reading

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Chronic Illness and a Vegan Diet

In 2004, I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease, which affects the lungs and lymph nodes, and often other organs. From 2005 to 2013, I had to take glucocorticoids (cortisone medication/steroid hormones). That’s eight years of steroids, which are … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Vegan Bloggers Gone?

In an effort to keep my website current, I decided to check if all the links which I listed under “Vegan Resources” were still current. Imagine my surprise when I found out that many vegan bloggers had abandoned their websites. Some … Continue reading

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Open letter to the Governor of Idaho: “Do you feel lucky, Butch?”

(Note to editors: All media outlets may reprint this open letter at no cost. You can find relevant contact information here.) Open letter to the Governor of Idaho: “Do you feel lucky, Butch?” For the last couple of days, I … Continue reading

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“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

This post was updated on August 1, 2015 “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett, “Worstward Ho” (1983) For the last six months, I’ve been neglecting this website. I was stunned to notice that … Continue reading

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And Teddy Makes Three…

A year ago, I adopted a puppy from Paws Paleohora in Crete, who’s now one year old and still wants nothing more than to play all day. Daisy gets to play with other dogs in the dog park every day, … Continue reading

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Good News: International Court of Justice (ICJ) stops Japan’s JARPA II whaling program in the Antarctic

I didn’t manage to stick to my Monday publishing schedule for vegetarian & vegan market research articles. I’m swamped with work that actually pays the bills. I’ll skip a week, and there’ll be another article next Monday, I promise. In … Continue reading

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Stop and Smell the Flowers

    Flowers! I love flowers! So pretty, and they smell so nice! Let’s take a closer look…       What do you mean, I’m not supposed to play in the flowerbed?     Oh… —       … Continue reading

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Welcome to Vienna, Daisy

If someone tells you that there are three abandoned puppies that need a home, could you say “no?” All three puppies will find good homes. One of them already has. Welcome to Vienna, Daisy. October 3, 2013: Day One, 3:00 … Continue reading

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Welcome back! I’m off to a slow start with this website, which obviously wasn’t my intention; but somehow life got in the way. All of a sudden, I was drowning in work (the kind that actually pays the bills), I … Continue reading

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