Ya gotta laugh at it all! Truth is much funnier and stranger than fiction.
I recently rededicated myself to being vegan after a couple of detours.
I learned my lesson.
I feel better and my digestion is better.
I’ve been vegan on and off for many years.
For me, it’s not a fad or a new diet. It's my lifestyle.
This is what works for me.
If it works for anyone else, that’s great. If it doesn’t, that’s great, too. I’m not Draconian about it.
I keep vegan as much as I can. When I can't, then I choose vegetarian. BUT if I go to someone’s home and they work hard to prepare me a meal and it has meat in it, I will eat it.
Most people know that I’m vegan or ask. That is very thoughtful. However, I won’t turn down food kindly prepared for me.
A friend remarked how that was very Buddhist of me. I guess you could say that. I just think it is the compassionate thing to do.
Very recently I was in the Houston airport.
That airport is like a VERY BIG mall. I hadn't been in it in years and I didn't recognize it.
There are restaurants for just about everyone there.
I found a healthy restaurant with bowls, smoothies, juices and soups.
I asked if the “Buddha Bowl” on the menu was vegan? She said she didn’t know and she would check.
After consulting a chart, she confirmed it was vegan.
While she was ringing up my order she asked ”do you want meat with that?”
I couldn't help but chuckle and think that, honestly, you can’t make this stuff up.
Maybe it was an automatic question, like "do you want fries with that" or "do you want to make that a combo?
OR there are people who say they are “vegan or vegetarian” and actually eat fish or chicken. (I'm not sure I get that but to each his or her own.)
I had to give her the benefit of the doubt.
Maybe the tofu on the menu was classified as a meat along with beef, chicken and shrimp.
Nevertheless, it still felt like someone was going to pop around the corner and say: “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!
As always, thanks for reading.
See you next week.
KaZ has been in many facets of entertainment, plus the co-owner of two restaurants, a fitness center, a television production company and the owner of a cinema. She did a stint in politics, and in veterinary medicine, She now focuses on writing.
In addition to the above, KaZ is an award-winning vocalist, a former dancer, stunt actor, circus artist, & professional water skier. She has worked as a theater artistic director & writer.
KaZ has been a published writer in magazines & books since the age of 15. She has written plays that have been produced in New York, Florida & New Orleans. She has a featured chapter in the book How To Survive A Move. (Up-to-date she has moved 45 times!) She wrote an article for Organic Wine Journal, and also wrote an article featured at the Ground Zero Memorial.
KaZ co-wrote 2 television informational series & 3 television pilots. One of the pilots, a sit-com, was produced as a reality pilot. KaZ has revisited it and it's now a one season cable series.
“(And ) Then This Happened.” based on life, love, and everything in between in the mid-life years. Loosely based on her life and the life of two of her best girlfriends.
KaZ's many high pressure pursuits led her to meditation.
She began studying meditation in '91. Her initial training focused on Kundalini Yoga with Yogi Bhajan and his teachers. She is a certified Master Meditation and Qigong Instructor, having taught
throughout California, Florida, New York & British Columbia, Canada and online worldwide.
Most recently KaZ taught in a juvenile justice facility, and lectured on mental health in juvenile justice.
With writing being her first love, look for KaZ's upcoming children's books:
from the tales of two grandmothers.
Plus, a play based on letters from her two great uncles during the Second World War.