I'm just an animal looking for a home

July 4, 2011
by mitcharf

Mitch’s 2011 APA Fund Drive

Back in 2009 I helped raise money for Austin Pets Alive, a local nonprofit group dedicated to saving the lives of pets in Austin. They’ve accomplished many great things since they were formed in 1997 – you can visit their web page … Continue reading

July 3, 2011
by mitcharf

Why I want a vegetarian/vegan partner!

For this post I’m just going to use the word vegetarian to mean “vegetarian or vegan”, just for the sake of brevity.  (I know, I know – when the fuck did I start caring about brevity?  Good question!)  So please … Continue reading

June 20, 2011
by mitcharf
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Being judgmental

So, as you can imagine, the fact that I am vegan for ethical reasons has often led people to call me judgmental.  Or sometimes to say “I’m not vegetarian, but I’m not judgmental – I don’t care what anyone eats.” … Continue reading

June 20, 2011
by mitcharf

Reasons for not being vegetarian

I realize that most people aren’t vegetarian.  And I realize that most people don’t seem comfortable engaging in self-reflection and questioning their own beliefs and figuring out if their actions are consistent with their beliefs, etc.  That said, it still … Continue reading

April 2, 2011
by mitcharf

Atheism, agnosticism, god(s), and religion

No doubt fueled in part by my newfound productivity, I’ve engaged in a lot of philosophical discussions over the past few weeks.  They’ve taken place over email, on Facebook, on Twitter (you can well imagine how much the 140-character limit … Continue reading

February 14, 2011
by mitcharf

Vegan softball/baseball gear

My softball cleats are on their last legs, so I’m shopping for a new pair.  This will be the first pair I’ve purchased since becoming vegan, and I’m trying to find some cleats which do not use animal products.  While … Continue reading

December 21, 2010
by mitcharf

Why I’m Vegan

I wasn’t planning on writing a blog entry today on why I’ve chosen to be vegan.  What happened was this:  I was reading a blog entry by The Blissful Chef.  The entry posed the question “What’s the difference between a … Continue reading