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VIDEO: I have a confession

Want to see a vegan cry? Here you go. This is the first time I’ve ever made a video like this. Yesterday I did something I deeply regret; this is me repenting. I’ve never been this honest and open before, about how I feel about animals, so it’s a little scary, but I think it’s […]

Anyone out there on Pinterest?

I started a Pinterest account a while ago. Here it is: pinterest.com/arievergreen If you’re on there too, leave a comment so I can go see your pins…

Shirari Peace and Love Podcast #7: May Day 2012

In honor of International Workers Day and the Mayan calendar, we offer a 7th installment of Shirari’s Peace and Love Podcast. (Our last episode was way back in February 2009!) Listen for an update on our lives, our perspective on Occupy and 2012 and the idea of apocalypse, activist resources and tips, and a general […]

Calling all vegans: Stand up and be counted!

If you didn’t know, I run a vegan blog and link listing called Vegan Ithaca. Here’s a recent post I thought folks might be interested in! Calling all vegans: Stand up and be counted!

Clearcutting and whalehunting

Now I’ve seen clearcutting for the first time. Forests so deep and rich they’re like cathedrals, the trees dripping with moss and ferns, alive with singing birds, and then – acres and acres of silent dry land and dessicated stumps. I visited a museum of Native American culture and read a lot of texts celebrating […]

Animals with other skill sets

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – Yeats “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” – Rachel Carson “I have seen the weapons of mass destruction called […]

Questions for Non-Vegans

“When We Met” by me When I was a kid I could get very near deer but was told not to let them get unafraid of me, lest they walk up to a hunter later and be killed. Even today, deer seem like they’d like to interact with us, and I know I’d like to […]

Video: Support Wild Things Sanctuary

I just finished making this video for Wild Things Sanctuary, an amazing local nonprofit that “is dedicated to helping native wildlife through rescuing and rehabilitating debilitated and orphaned/displaced animals until they are ready for release back into the wild.” Watch the video!

Cat Furniture and Built-ins

Check out the Plus-Nyan house in Japan – this is the kind of thing I dream about, for our kitty friends. Sid and Zora and Snow don’t have many cat-specific hideouts and climbing opportunities in this apartment we’ve been living in, but I hope to change that when we move to our new place. In […]

Video: Empathy is the Invisible Hand

This is the kind of optimistic view of humanity we cling to at Shirari Industries!

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