I Didn’t Crack. Didn’t Crumble.

The new year is already happy because I got a good night’s sleep. The days of staying up all night to ring in the new year are gone. New Year’s Day gave me an extra weekend day this year. I value three-day weekends too much to waste one of them sleeping off a binge. I…

Four Months — Another GVE Milestone

I promised I wouldn’t turn this into a vegan blog. Rest assured I mean to keep that promise. However, since veganism is relatively new to me there will be new things to report as I progress. Yesterday I hit the 120 day mark. That’s four months vegan. What’s new at the four month mark? The…

Running With Condiments

As mentioned yesterday, I finally felt something close to missing running. I don’t miss training. I don’t miss competing. I don’t miss spending crap-tons of money on the sport. But I did/do miss the physical sensation of running. So I went. The Chef went with me. We ran simply for the fun of it. For…

Plant Based Post–The End

This is it — Day 30 — the Challenge is officially finished today. I did it. This will be the last post on the topic unless something new happens that needs to be shared. Should you ever decide to try this yourself, these are my final takeaways and insights: It was much easier than I…

A Combo Meal–All Nuggets

This is one of those times when I don’t have a lot to say about any one thing but a little to say about a few things. It may look like a longish post but I’ve got only a few short sentences to share on each topic. It’s like foul fowl nuggets on a dollar…

Wellness Today–GVE Side Effects

Happy Friday, friends and foes. Hell of a week it’s been. I’m not going rehash all the mucky details but my day job was a wall-to-wall drama fest this week. Whew. It’s over now. Resolved. Put to bed. Dust settled. I survived. I spent the better part of the morning Cope Cleaning my office. That’s…

Plant Based Post–Day Nineteen

Well, here I am halfway between two weeks and three weeks into the Grand Vegan Experiment. I’m running out of new things to report. It’s been a few days since I posted an update so I felt compelled to check in. That’s about all I can do. There just haven’t been any significant changes or…

Plant Based Post–Day Twelve

Alright folks, I’ve got breaking news from the GVE. One of the things I was told might happen after adopting a vegan diet was that my body odor would diminish or disappear. My sister has been vegan since last October and she doesn’t need to wear deodorant anymore. Veteran vegans report the same thing —…

Plant Based Post–Day Ten

I had no plans to post today. So far I haven’t done anything I planned to do today. Because I can’t move until I get this out. I woke up this morning and discovered I crossed some kind of line in last 24 hours and there’s no going back. Today is only Day 10 but…

Plant Based Post–Day Nine

Tomorrow I’ll hit the one-third mark of the GVE. I plopped my laptop down on the dining room table to post an update and my Research Assistant asserted herself by plopping herself down upon it. Guess she thought I needed to give today’s post more thought. Or maybe she just wanted a selfie. I showed…

Plant Based Post–Day Six

Before we get to the GVE, a reader asked me fess up about the no shave business. My statements that no one has noticed are hard for some folks to believe. So here’s a photo to show how hard it is to see any offending leg hairs from a reasonable distance. The photo was taken…

Plant Based Post–Day 3

I skipped Day Two because it wasn’t much different than Day One. I did go out and get an almond milk/coconut milk blend for coffee and oatmeal but otherwise I’m still living off the food already in my kitchen. While I was shopping I took a look at all the vegan versions of animal products…