All Food Is Both Death & Life

This is a giant sweeping generalization but it seems to me that vegans, out of all the dietary fetishists that have proliferated across the globe recently, are completely disconnected from the source of their food.

The source of our food is essentially the…

In truth we are a boundless continuation of one another.

Each molecule that I breathe traces the maze of all humanity from the first bludgeoning with bone to the last sexual gasp.

Upon my plate, soil forged by the nucleus of the sun, I breathe in the sustenance of buffalo…

The choice between tourist and traveler

“What if we only bought handmade things?” That was a question that my friend asked me back in 2002 and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

The colonial mindset quickly reduces everything to a set of commodities. Commodification replaces the handmade with the machine made — soul for cheapness.

The Vegan Issue of Sizism

Halictus ligatus — USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

“You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round.”

Black Elk, Holy Man of the Oglala Lakota

It is easy to murder a fly.

But that is not…

Sperm Clouds and Power Ballads

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If you think about it, all of our food comes from an absolutely massive amount of sex.

Animal sex gives us bacon and eggs. Plant sex gives us toast, juice, and jam. …

Bloodroot on the hillshide

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“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in…

It might be time to stop tidying up


A black shadow, a winter-coated fisher, dashes across the crumbly blacktop a hundred yards in front of me, through a decrepit barbed wire fence into a grove of young maple trees, loping up a hill that plunges down the south side of my property perpendicular to the road…

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.

-Wendell Berry

Survival is a relationship.

It is an intimate connection that all living things have with their environments.

Indigenous cultures thrived for millennia on this planet because of the ecosystem-based…

These days it seems like everyone is either a prepper or a denier. Either someone has a stockpile of refried beans and ammo or they are on spring break in Florida as the Coronavirus sweeps across the land.

As a certified permaculture designer, I’ve been studying and working in the…

A whale will never understand the concept of being Vegan, but she will most definitely understand that she is dying because her stomach is full of 88 pounds of plastic waste, including 16 empty sacks of rice.

She is full, but she is starving. Her stomach acid cannot break down…

Andrew R. French

Words are Code - "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." - Rumi

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