…For when you have cranberries, but sauce seems like too much of a project and pie or bars or muffins are really too much of a project. Juice is also a project. But you have to eat breakfast, right? Why not make a smoothie?
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Fasting brings me back to the natural swing of things: fatigue, hunger, boredom, interest, what gives me joy and what causes me pain. It takes a chainsaw to the social, political, religious, et aliis reasons and justifications I build around certain behaviours.
From conversations with friends over the past few weeks, I gathered that it’s a privilege have had the training to be a researcher and public speaker. I can both find/make results and deliver them with flair. Turning the “critical lens” on myself and my world yields insights and possibilities for my next steps. During my second juice fast of 2014, the results of the critical lens’ scan seem particularly glaring.
Cranberry Carrot Juice
5 1/2-inch diameter carrots, peeled if not organic and cut into big chunks
1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
2 red delicious apples, cored and cut into big chunks
1-inch chunk ginger
water to cover
Combine the above in a blender and blitz to oblivion. Bottle and chill until time to consume.
Videre licet, recess.
I can die a thousand times
But I will always be here
with the power skull secrets
of forgotten years
Yes, Virginia, deathrock has wellness advice…we are our own best advisors if we’d simply shut up and show up.
Come to the Dark Side…we have vegan and gluten-free goodies.
Every artist is a cannibal
Every poet is a thief
Both kill their inspiration
And sing about the grief
–U2, “The Fly,” from Achtung Baby (1992)
Why am I sharing my signature dish? Why not. It’s carried me through pre-ganism (when I was testing out this vegan thang because I thought it would keep me safe from other issues with food…subject for another post). It’s carried me through breakfast, lunch, supper, and snacks as a vegan and likewise when I became gluten-free.
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“I am my own leader” read one of the affirmations I received this week from The Virtues Project.
On Sunday when I arrived home from my walk, my aunt’s copy of Watchmen, the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, caught my eye. I began to read it, knowing that it’s one of those comics I should probably have read because of the gaming/sci-fi/geek/artistic circles in which I rotate. One slogan graffitied on a wall in an early frame stuck out: “Who will watch the Watchmen?”
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