Tag: thanksgiving

  • Tofurkey Day 2022

    Tofurkey Day 2022

    The year was 1977. The Clash, The Talking Heads, The Sex Pistols, and Elvis Costello all released their debut albums while The Ramones released their second and third albums, but I wasn’t listening to any of them. I was still obsessed with Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life released the year before and…

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  • Tofurky Day 2021

    I became a vegetarian during my freshman year of high school, on Thanksgiving Day. I was fourteen years old and, excluding the first few years, when digesting such things would have proved difficult, I figure that I had between 10 and 12 traditional Thanksgiving dinners before purging myself of the consumption of flesh. Earlier that…

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  • Turkey Day 2020

    45 years ago today, I ate my last traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The day on our calendar that is most closely associated with killing other species of animals, and of enjoying the consumption of its flesh, seemed the perfect day to become a vegetarian. I have nothing against carnivores. Some of my best friends, and so…

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  • Veggie

    Today marks my 43rd anniversary as a vegetarian. Turkey Day was the perfect day to reject an idea that had literally been spoon-fed to me but had worn out its welcome in my conscience: it is OK (delicious even) to kill animals. My nickname in college was “Veggie” because there were so few of us…

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  • Giving Thanks

    Thank you for trusting me with your secrets I will do what it takes to make sure they’re kept safe Thank you for listening to my stories And for knowing which ones were for you alone Thank you for helping me guide my strength And overcome my weakness Thank you for letting me into those…

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