Fossilization

Another trip to the hospice. My mother and I had developed a routine. After the distraction of school and misery of home, off to the hospice to visit the woman who raised me from near birth, who helped shape who I was — my grandmother. Cancer had sucked her body thin and made her grip…

Ways to Worship the Spud

It is easy to think of potatoes, and fortunately for men who have not much money it is easy to think of them with a certain safety. Potatoes are one of the last things to disappear, in times of war, which is probably why they should not be forgotten in times of peace. M.F.K. Fisher,…

Beet Me Up If You Want To: Unethical vs. Ethical Veganism

On Leftbook, Facebook’s young liberal sector, jokes and comebacks sting and often come with citations. Leftbook usually drags only the deserving. Usually. Unfortunately, one topic discourages accuracy: veganism. Leftbook knows jackfruit about the innards of the vegan community. In the group “It Takes $0.00 to be Like This,” a user posted a video of a…