About that Stuff

Not eating animals is the easiest, most peaceful, and rewarding decision I make every day. Not too far behind is not buying stuff I don’t need. My transition to minimalism created additional peace and freedom in my life, further aligned my actions and values, and strengthened my focus on what matters. Minimalism means that we strive to buy and own less–to own items we need, removing and not buying items

Little Choc Apothecary

Little Choc Apothecary, a fully vegan and gluten-free restaurant in Brooklyn, specializes in crepes, health, and compassion. The completely plant-based menu is also free of chemical binders, artificial flavors, and gums. They source their ingredients locally whenever possible, and you won’t need to hire a private investigator to understand their ingredient lists. I dug into a Savory Crepe Burrito filled with avocado, coconut bacon, black beans, homemade chipotle hot sauce,

Franchia Vegan Cafe

Located in Murray Hill, I’d have to be engaged in a battle at Bunker Hill to order food from this place again. While I appreciate the effort and while I’m certain it has a loyal following, I cringed over their attempt to marry a few vegetables soaked in a tasteless sauce and pass it off as an entree. The waiter had the personality of a plastic bag, and the ambiance should

The Best Friend I’ve Ever Had

As many of you know, my friend Jeff has been battling ALS for eight years. I won’t be surprised if he fights it until researchers find a cure. When he was diagnosed, doctors told him he’d live about three years, which is how long the majority of people with ALS survive. Jeff continues to beat the odds. You may recall when I wrote about our trip to see Ellen seven

The “Jeopardy!” GOAT and Alex Pacheco

Who is Marie Antoinette? So for several days now, I’ve been trying to think of the name of that actor—you know, that guy in that show. I’m not going to tell you which show because you’ll know the name immediately, but I can’t think of it, even though I’ve tried my usual technique of going through the alphabet. I’ve tried it at least 10 times now. I’ve remembered Adrian Zmed,

Orchard Grocer

Orchard Grocer, a bohemian all-vegan deli and food market on the Lower East Side, replicates the feel of old-style New York delicatessens. It offers sandwiches, soft-serve ice cream, and unique grocery items. Moo Shoos, which sells vegan shoes, belts, bags, shirts, and other apparel, is conveniently located next door. Located a short walk from the Tenement Museum, Orchard Grocer attracts a passionate bohemian crowd and presents a team of friendly

A Translation of Trump’s Favorite Catchphrases

This guide to Trump’s most common catchphrases aims to help people better understand the true meaning of his words when he speaks. “Everyone is talking about it.” = Nobody is talking about it except him. “That’s what people are saying.” = Nobody said it. He made it up. “Nobody knows more about this than I do.” = He literally knows nothing about it. “That’s what I heard.” = He didn’t