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"The dreamers are the saviors of the world." -James Allen
Veg Status:
Austin, Tx
16 Dec 2006
Fav Place:
Hong Kong
Fav Books:
1984, Around the World In 80 Days, Bunnicula, Cien Sonetos De Amor, Don Quijote, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, The Great Gatsby, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, San Manuel Bueno Martir,
Fav Music:
10000 Maniacs, A3, Adrienne Young, Afro-Cuban All Stars, Aimee Mann, Albertucho, Aldebert, Alice In Chains, Audioslave, B.B. King, Beatles, Beck, Ben Folds, Better Than Ezra, Bob Dylan, Bottle Rockets, Buddy Miller, Buena Vista Social Club, Bush, Cake, Cardigans, Children of the Revolution, Chuck Berry, Collective Soul, Counting Crows, Cranberries, Dandy Warhols, Dave Matthews Band, David Gray, Dido, Dixie Chicks, Drive-By Truckers, Duhks, Dusty Springfield, Edith Piaf, Eva Cassidy, Everclear, Fountains of Wayne, France Gall, Frank Sinatra, Frogpond, Garbage, Goo Goo Dolls, Gravity Kills, Green Day, Guster, James Brown, Jim Hinde, Johnny Cash, Jorge Ben, Julia Surrendered, Lemonheads, Live, Los Delinquentes, Lucksmiths, Lyle Lovett, Massive Attack, Matchbox Twenty, Miles Davis, Moby, Nancy Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Neko Case, Nirvana, Oasis, Offspring, Paris Combo, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Pixies, Poe, Polaris, Popsicle, Rob Dougan, Semisonic, Soul Asylum, Soundgarden, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Sting, Third Eye Blind, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Todd Snider, Tom Russell, U2, Ultimate Fakebook, Veruca Salt, Wallflowers, Warren Zevon, Weird Al Yankovic
I Admire:
Jim Henson, Senator Paul Wellstone, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, T. E. Lawrence, Kermit the Frog
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Reasons why I prefer to eat vegetarian or vegan:

There are lots of reasons to be a vegetarian but, more than anything else, it seems like an ethical obligation. Even though I grew up in Kansas and Texas, even though I loved meat and hated vegetables for most of my life and even though it can be inconvenient at times when abroad, it seems that anyone who has had to confront the issue, and is a kind person, is bound to be a vegetarian. Why cause such suffering when it's not necessary? For me, "because it tastes good" is not a sufficient answer.

I joined HappyCow Members Community because:

I travel a lot and since I occasionally use HappyCow, it seemed like a good idea to try and give something back. There's nothing more exciting than discovering a good vegetarian restaurant in a foreign land.

Here are some places I've been that I liked... and places that I would like to visit one day:

I've been lucky to have traveled extensively in my life. It'd be nearly impossible to pick a favorite country but my favorite city has to be Hong Kong. It's a beautiful mix of two of my favorite cultures and a true world city.

Some of my favorite veg*n foods include:

Salt & Pepper Tofu, Channa Masala, Rice & Bean Burritos and much, much more!

Here are some books, movies, magazines, and my favorites that I would recommend to other HappyCow members:

FICTION: 1984 [George Orwell], Around the World In 80 Days [Jules Verne], Bunnicula [James Howe], Cien Sonetos De Amor [Pablo Neruda], Dearly Devoted Dexter [Jeff Lindsay], Don Quijote [Miguel de Cervantes], Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep [Philip K. Dick], Fahrenheit 451 [Ray Bradbury], From Russia With Love [Ian Fleming], The Great Gatsby [F. Scott Fitzgerald], Great Expectations [Charles Dickens], Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [Douglas Adams], Lolita [Vladimir Nabokov], Lucky You [Carl Hiaasen], The Maltese Falcon [Dashiell Hammett], One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [Ken Kesey], San Manuel Bueno Mártir [Miguel de Unamuno], To Kill A Mockingbird [Harper Lee] NON-FICTION: The Art of War [Sun Tzu], Balanced Discourses [Xu Gan], Basic Economics [Thomas Sowell], The Constitution of Society [Anthony Giddens], Dominion [Matthew Scully], Guns Germs and Steel [Jared Diamond], History of the Peloponnesian War [Thucydides], The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall [Christopher Hibbert], Human Natures [Paul Ehrlich], Ideas & Opinions [Albert Einstein], The Intelligent Investor [Benjamin Graham], The Nicomachean Ethics [Aristotle], Perpetual Peace & Other Essays [Immanuel Kant], The Prince [Niccolò Machiavelli], The Republic of Plato [Allan Bloom], Rise to Globalism [Stephen Ambrose] The Social Contract [Jean-Jacques Rousseau], Talleyrand: The Art Of Survival [Jean Orieux]

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