A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

My table is never put to use Payback I guess, there will be no truce No Holiday schedule rotation “Why’d I lose my turn to host the fun?” ~ My extended family voiced their fears: “You’ve been left now out for many years, Your prior hosting spawned misgivings You butchered the joy of Thanksgiving ~ … Continue reading A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

Things I Think About on Labor Day

Labor Day has become a bit muddled like most holidays. It’s a school day off, a day without mail service, and a great day to buy furniture—sale-sale-sale! Drinking beer and grilling mark the weekend as an unofficial end of summer partay. But what exactly does Labor Day commemorate? Labor Day was first celebrated in the … Continue reading Things I Think About on Labor Day

An Ode to Himself on 4 July

Well, we can't blame Betsy Devos for this one; she was not Secretary of Education when I was in school. I am a product of the inept Chicago public school system of yore. Twas a bit subpar when compared to other city schools in the U.S. Their biggest crime was a longterm failed effort to … Continue reading An Ode to Himself on 4 July

Trump Dependence Day

Remember when July 4th was Independence Day? It was a celebration commemorating the thirteen American colonies, united in freedom and independence from a tyrannical monarch, King George III. We aren't sure what King George thought of all this. Although historians say he didn't keep a diary, there is a general belief that he did, and … Continue reading Trump Dependence Day