Tag Archives: vegan

Three Life-Changing Nutritional Practices to Try Immediately

As you might imagine, I believe that having a daily superfood smoothie as one of your meals is the single most important thing you can do for your nutritional well-being. But what else might I recommend for overall health and … Continue reading

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Living with “Mr. More:” Celebrating 45 Years of Sobriety

Today marks my 45-year sobriety anniversary. Yes, it’s been a minute… but my sobriety is nothing I’ve ever taken for granted. I am forever grateful for how things unfolded for me way back in the day, and how I was able to jump … Continue reading

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Out to Sea and Off the Grid: The Ecstasy of Isolation

Here are some random thoughts, pics, and vids from a music cruise I just took through the Caribbean—and its direct connection to some very strange times in the world at the moment. Just got back last Sunday from the 80s … Continue reading

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The Last of My Feral Family

Head-butts and kisses from a feral? I’ll take ‘em… especially when they’re from this little lady: Juju, my only remaining “direct descendent.” Juju was part of a feral colony I looked after for nearly ten years, which was based in … Continue reading

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Zero Dark Forty: Celebrating 40 Years of Sobriety

September 14, 1976. We had just gotten through a very red, white, and blue summer, as we celebrated the country’s bicentennial. Gerald Ford was still in office, “Charlie’s Angels” ruled TV, and Boston’s debut album had just come out, so … Continue reading

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30 Days in April: A Drummer’s Perspective on the Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy Tour

Gillioz Theater – Springfield, MO (pic by Gary Brown for Shovelhead Studios) In April of 2016, we were back in the bus and on arena and theater stages around the country with the Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy tour. By all accounts, it … Continue reading

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Chasing the Muse into Spain and North Africa: Writer’s Retreat – 2015

For the past number of years now, I’ve been taking an annual writer’s retreat with my childhood friend and fellow writer/musician brother, Watson Davis. He and his wife, Audrey, had been living in Dallas for awhile, so I would travel … Continue reading

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Building Strength and Muscle: How it Works

I get a lot of questions about protein, supplements, special training routines and the like when it comes to building strength and muscle.  And as a long-time vegan, the inquiries are often multiplied, given the fact that I’ve continued to … Continue reading

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Rehabbing the “Hopeless” at Best Friend’s Animal Sanctuary

Earlier this month, I did a retrospective post about the whole Michael Vick dogfighting thing, which I know is kind of old news to most. But one of the main themes of the piece was the idea that every being … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Heart Attack-Proof!

Big news in the world of plant-based eating today: The Journal of Family Practice just published a hugely successful study that Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and his team recently completed. It confirms what I’ve been preaching about for over 20 years … Continue reading

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