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Welcome! This is "Catatonic Digressions."
Most, if not all readers don't understand my blog's title. It's an old inside joke from a forum long gone. I was going to change it, but since it's been "confusing" for so long, I decided to leave it. Don't worry about what it means, the content of the blog is what is important.

Unfortunately, my blog isn't what I set out for it to be. A disturbed and manic online stalker and cyberbully has made it impossible for me to post about family, my son, life in my part of New York...so I stopped (for the most part), and I mostly reblog and repost what I feel is important, necessary or close to my heart. As for the stalking sociopath, she can go to hell for harassing me and my family since mid-2008. You can't scare me offline with a few lame threats and dozens of pages of defamation, abuse, depravity and libel. I'm bitchy like that. ;)
(Anyone who knows me knows I'm not actually a bitch, but let's allow this psychopath to think I'm a bitch to her blackened heart's content—it seems to make her feel she has some sort of control over me…and it does not.)

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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Ethical Pizza: We made the New York Times

Ethical Pizza: We made the New York Times


We made the New York Times


Chelsea Clinton's recent wedding has created a media frenzy and since she's a vegan (something I was not aware of), the New York Times decided to write an article about the question whether vegans should offer only vegan meals at weddings or serve animal products to their non-vegan guests. They must have looked for vegan weddings online and come across my post about our wedding.

A reporter talked to Kathleen on the phone and they sent out a photographer to take pictures. The picture of us in our backyard turned out lovely. I am not entirely happy with the article, I felt that the story is looking a little too hard for the "conflict" between offering vegan meals, and "the comfort of the guests". When planning our wedding, it never occurred to us that such a choice had to be made. The article's title asks: "At Vegans’ Weddings, Beef or Tofu?" Our answer: neither. We served a beautiful, satisfying, spectacular and memorable all-vegan meal that people rave about to this day.

And of course the article had to include the utterances of the pastry-chef couple where "he" is not vegan and so they decide to serve meat at the wedding because otherwise the celebrity chefs they hired "would think we're crazy!" Um, okay. Personally, I'm having a hard time calling someone with such an attitude a vegan. I'm getting a very "future 'ethical' carnivore" vibe...

Nevertheless, I'm happy that we were featured in this article. The mainstream media did its thing, and perhaps this article will spur some people to think about these issues and help encourage vegan couples to have vegan weddings. Your wedding is a chance to show people that veganism is, among other things, about delicious food!

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