No one is forgotten

On World Ani­mal Day, I would like to share a quo­ta­tion that I found in a book about ani­mal rights from Andrew Linzey. It is a vision that was record­ed by Julian of Nor­wich, a remark­able woman from the 14th cen­tu­ry who lived as a her­mit in Eng­land. The text is old Eng­lish and has an appro­pri­ate­ly …

Is it me or the world?

The lit­tle life that is grow­ing inside of me is get­ting more pro­nounced every day. Yes­ter­day we had the 20-week scan, which I was real­ly look­ing for­ward to. Every­thing looked good, so we are very hap­py. The phase of col­lect­ing baby items seems to start now; peo­ple around us are offer­ing us all kinds of …

Old times, new life

The main goal of sex is to make babies, right? That’s what we see every­where in nature. Seen in that way, I have now used sex prop­er­ly for the first time in my life. Still, when we look at the his­to­ry of mankind, it turns out that it is not that sim­ple. In the age …

The vegan who ate yoghurt

I hes­i­tate in front of the refrig­er­a­tor in the super­mar­ket. Being a veg­an, I usu­al­ly fast-track past the dairy sec­tion, but today I devi­ate from my nor­mal round. I study the dif­fer­ent types of yogurt. Organ­ic, of course. Hmm, blue­ber­ries. This excur­sion into the realms of dairy, now more than a month ago, is part …

Work and play

A famous writer, a com­mu­ni­ty work­er who brings peo­ple togeth­er, a suc­cess­ful ani­mal activist, a screen­writer… I look up from my note­book. Out­side, the wind plays with the long strands of hair of the birch that stands in front of the win­dow. Inside, peo­ple are read­ing qui­et­ly among end­less rows of books. This is my …