When “Meat” Becomes Meat

Until recently, I spent the past couple of years as a social worker. Since February 2016, I provided community-based outreach to individuals in the Boston area suffering from serious mental illness (think bipolar disorder, major depression, etc.). I enjoyed the job considerably despite the fact that I never intended to be a social worker; I … Continue reading When “Meat” Becomes Meat

The Triumph of the Veggie Burger

Itโ€™s a great source of irony that the veggie burger, a subverted form of the macho, all-American staple, is the first vegan dish to go truly mainstream. Itโ€™s true that oatmeal is available at any diner (often itโ€™s the only vegan dish at diners, even with their voluminous menus) and that salads (hold the cheese!) … Continue reading The Triumph of the Veggie Burger