Is it wrong to secretly feed my carnivorous friends vegan food?

Square glass container of a brown substance that resembles ground beef

(Image taken by author, Jen Duff)

I made burrito bowls for a group of friends last night. They stopped in around dinnertime and it was a quick meal to share. Most of the ingredients were easily recognized: lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, bell peppers, corn, pineapple, lime, cilantro, Spanish rice, and jicama…

Closure comes when you can focus on the gifts.

My mom was always a single mom, even when she was married.

My earliest memories are of her in the kitchen cooking dinner, shivering with me as we waited for the school bus on a cold morning, and her ability to find time for me no matter how many shifts…

Can you stay true and achieve your goals?

Let’s get straight to the point here. It’s all about the Benjamins, baby, but it’s more than that. I want to be a writer. That’s a fact. And I also want to ‘make it’ as a writer. That used to mean famous, like invited on the Oprah Show, New York…

Working on the cause of the behavior is the most effective way to resolve it.

Adorable tan puppy with folded ears seated on a furry white dog bed

When we fostered a puppy almost three months ago, we had no idea that his parents weren’t dogs but a Tasmanian Devil and a shark. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I’ve never met a puppy that used his teeth to that extent. Anytime this five month puppy was…

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