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Café Dreams

When I first went vegan, I fantasized about opening a plant-based café. I even dragged my husband all over Southern Orange County looking for the perfect location for my restaurant. When I got serious about the idea, I contacted the … Continue reading

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Rainbow Wedding Cake!

My sister, Michelle, is a lot younger than I am, and I didn’t get to know her as an adult until I returned home after living out of state for a few years. When we reconnected over dinner, the first … Continue reading

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Snubbed!

I usually walk my dog, Mambo, on one of the trails near our house or at the beach, but today we strolled through Old Town San Juan Capistrano. It’s charming to walk through the shady parks, antique shops and quaint restaurants. As we … Continue reading

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Don’t Fear the Tofurky!

Until going vegan two years ago, I never considered the lives of the animals I ate. I think this is how it is for most of us who grow up eating meat. It’s what we learned to do and we … Continue reading

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Vanity or Life?

My husband and I are in Boston this week, so I’ve decided to repost some oldie but goodie posts while I’m away. I look forward to catching up with everyone when I get home. Have a beautiful week! Vanity or … Continue reading

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Doubting Doubt

When my ex-husband, Josh, was about to get out of the service we discussed where we were going to live when he got out. I wanted to stay in California, but he wanted to move to Iowa, where he was … Continue reading

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Do Canadians Ever Honk?

Last Thursday I was on vacation in Vancouver with my parents and husband. We spent the day in Stanley Park and then rested in my parent’s hotel before going out to dinner. We planned to eat in downtown Vancouver, which … Continue reading

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