Author Archives: Tommy Dean

THREE THOUSAND MILES LATER: THE BEGINNING OF THE BEGINNING

San Francisco. Where the locals complain when the mercury drops below 60 degrees, vegan options are plentiful, “Have a nice day!” is standard dialogue and the smell of potent and pungent chiba constantly wafts through the air. Four days into … Continue reading

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45 MINUTES NORTH – GOODBYE TO BOSTON

This blog has gone untended over the last several months due to an unrelenting office job and a brief stint in academia. From what the statistics and email alerts tell me, I do have some semblance of a (small) following. … Continue reading

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A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: SUDO SHOES

In our market, consumerism and convenience go hand-in-hand. While staunch vegans and activists will put their wallet where their ethics are, the unfortunate truth is most people buy what’s in front of them, no matter whose blood or sweat was … Continue reading

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ALLSTON GETS COOL(ER): FoMu ALTERNATIVE ICE CREAM

Boston has experienced its list of vegan and vegetarian eateries expand exponentially within the last few years. While relatively recent restaurants like Veggie Galaxy and Refuge Cafe do a good job catering to the cruelty-free crowd, veganism has never tasted … Continue reading

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SUCCESSFUL SYNTHESIS: WHEN OMNI MET VEGGIE

The delicate dance of what is for dinner and who will make it can be a point of contention in romantic relationships, especially when the two parties have different beliefs. As a vegan I was forced to face this dilemma … Continue reading

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HARD HITTING ETHICS: MMA FIGHTER MAC DANZIG

For the last decade, Mac Danzig–a 155-pound wrecking ball with a 21-9-1 record–has honed and refined his skills in the Mixed Martial Arts game. His out look and demeanor are proof that aggressiveness can synthesize with compassion and athletics can … Continue reading

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WHAT SELF HELP GURUS SHOULD BE TELLING YOU: MIKE MAHLER

Staying in shape is no easy task, especially in our fast-paced world and tumultuous economic climate, where self-improvement ranks a far second to mortgage payments. While politicians duke it out over healthcare reform, we are quick to forget that health … Continue reading

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