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headshotWelcome to my lightly-used website. After making the blog private and migrating my entire old animal blog here a few years ago, I’ve basically left it alone. So now that I’m dusting it off for public consumption again, and since most visitors will likely have never been to this URL, I thought I’d offer a bit of intro.

First off, I don’t intend to make this site into A Weighty and Momentous Destination, or anything like that. This isn’t me rejoining the blogosphere to weigh in on animal rights, politics, or any ongoing theme. I may occasionally add new thoughts onto the old blog to free them up from the confines of Facebook or some other members-only site, or just because. It may good to have someplace more public than a place like Facebook or even Twitter just to public something I’d like to share, but they may not always be thoughts related to animal rights or veganism, and this isn’t a commitment to posting on some schedule. There won’t be much in the way of fresh content. If you do subscribe to the blog, you will of course be notified whenever it is updated. Meantime, here is a brief rundown on what you’ll find here:

1. The blog. I sifted through several hundreds of posts from my old blog, An Animal-Friendly Life, and permanently deleted or hid the majority of them. Those remaining are dated from 2005-2008. I left in a number of ‘questionable’ posts for the sake of posterity/amusement, and to give you some sense of my development when it comes to thinking about animal ethics, in case you’re interested. But the rest have been archived or vaporized to spare you some faulty thinking and lots of boredom. Many of those posts were based on current events that are far from current now. For my current position on animal ethics, simply visit internationalvegan.org. I don’t really know where this the blog going to go, if anywhere–I’m not much interested in blogging the way I frequently did when I ran An Animal-Friendly Life–but I do feel like I sorta need a place to collect some things online. So the blog, along with the site, will probably evolve as my needs evolve, and as I learn from others what they’d like to see here. Poke around, let me know what you think.

2. Short Story: Harrison’s Worth. I wrote this in 2013, initially sparked by a call for entries for animal-related writing. I’ve decided to share it here so that it would be available to anyone from just about anywhere, as I don’t see the benefit of having it trapped in a book or even an e-book. It’s short enough to easily read off the web on a computer, tablet, or even a phone. Let me know what you think. Maybe I’ll do this with more stories in the future. I wrote another one a few years ago that isn’t quite as developed, and is perhaps a bit goofy, but maybe I could post it here, too, if the response to Harrison’s Worth is positive.

3. Projects. You’ll notice that this home page isn’t really an “About” page. It’s more of an orientation to the site. If you want to have some sense of what I’m up to, visit the Projects page.

4. I have provided a couple of Very Important FAQs for both non-vegans and vegans. Take a look. They are repurposed from internationalvegan.org, but if you haven’t read them, you should.

Finally, I know you don’t want to bookmark this site. I wouldn’t, either. I almost never look at a bookmark after I’ve created it. Do you? You may have also given up on RSS (I’m still hanging in there). But if you’re interested in staying in touch, in a more modern way, I’ve set the blog to cross-post entries to Facebook and Twitter. Any other content is not likely to change. If I add important menu items, I’ll try to remember to say something about it.

See you around,

Eric

Questions? Complaints? I can be reached by email.