Reader Poll: Online Classes through Serenity in the Storm?

Good morning! It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I wanted to give you all a bit of an update. I was in Tampa the week before last for the annual Association of American Geographers meeting. It was the most exhausting week I’ve had in a long time on so many levels, but there were […]


It’s a rare individual who is not haunted in some way. Haunted by memories of things we could have done differently. Times when we could have been kinder, could have said something different that might have changed the way things happened. We are haunted by memories of people and animals we’ve lost. Haunted by the changing […]

Anarchism & the Media, Revisited

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks with not so many blog posts (obviously). I just got back from Boston where I attended (and presented at) the Navigating a Multispecies World conference at Harvard. It was a really good conference and I’ll try to share some thoughts on that at a later date, but for now […]

Gates’ Vision of the Future of Food

No doubt some of you have already seen the news that Bill Gates is advocating plant-based “meat” alternatives as a solution to the environmental drain on resources by the global production of animal products. If you haven’t seen it, you can see the snazzy slideshow here.  On, the Future of Food is pitched in these terms:   “Meat […]

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Quinoa (Plus, Alternatives!)

A thank you to my friend Karen who shared this article yesterday from The Guardian, “Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa” by Joanna Blythman. I highly recommend reading the whole article, but in case you don’t have time, the gist of it is that our insatiable appetite for quinoa in the Global North […]

Voting for Justice?

I hope you all are planning to get out and VOTE today! If you haven’t voted yet, read this later and get your behind to the polls! And I hope you’ll think about equality and justice for all while you’re there. These last few weeks in my “Animals, Ethics, and Food” class, we’ve been talking […]