A trip to Ithaca

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As you may have noticed, I’ve been away from the Veg Blog for a bit. My wife and I took our delayed honeymoon last week and then spent some time with family over the holidays. During our our honeymoon to New York (Geneva, Ithaca, Watkins Glen), we did a number of decidedly “vegetarian things,” thanks to my wife’s willingness to indulge me. :) Over the next few days, I’ll be commenting on various experiences and places in short entries along with one new feature article. I decided that would be a better move than recapping everything in a single post.

I guess I’ll start by mentioning that I met up with Erik Marcus, host of the excellent Vegan.com and Food Headlines. He also authored Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating. We were originally scheduled to meet at the Harvest Deli in Ithaca Commons, but due to a mistake on my part, I showed up a day late (oops). However, we met a few days later for a Sunday brunch at the ABC Cafe.

Erik is an impressive guy. His dedication to the vegan community is clear, but he also sees the rest of the world with a realistic point of view. He realizes that sometimes you have to make a small sacrifice to your own beliefs in order to help advance them further (something I hope to get him to expand on in a planned interview in the near future).

Erik is at work on a new book that sounds like it will be a fascinating read, even for those that have been long-time vegans and read everything there is to read. If it’s half as good as Vegan…, it’ll certainly be essential.

2 Responses to “A trip to Ithaca”

  1. Ann Caughran

    glad you’re back!

    sounds like you had an interesting honeymoon! looking forward to the next issues of veg blog!

  2. JeanNINE

    Happy New Year! I missed my “daily read” of you, but so glad to hear that you had a lovely time! :-)

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