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Compassionate Perspectives on Criminal Justice, Civil Rights, Animal Rights, and Social Change

Nourishment for Social Justice Activists and Supporters

Compassionate Scholarship

Blog posts, articles, and books on social justice, the criminal justice system, human rights, social justice and animal rights.

Compassionate Practices

Mindfulness meditation, heart practices, and musings of how to be present and awake with what arises.

Compassionate Cooking

Awesome vegan recipes and writings on food, family feasts and food justice.

Recent posts

How to Talk to Our Kids About Prison

Today we took our five-year-old son to visit Alcatraz. We had been talking about prisons for a while, and I’ve been telling him some of what we have been doing
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Dandelion Greens with Leeks, Sundried Tomato, and JustEgg

Thanks to the amazing cooks at Moya and the good folks at Imperfect Produce, I’m enjoying the most wonderful brunch. A couple of days ago we had a hankering for
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Whole Food, Plant-Based School Lunches!

It’s been a big week for our family! The news about FESTER’s dispatch to our publisher are small potatoes compared to the bigger journey: Our son is now a schoolboy!
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Prison-Community Transmissivity Model: COVID-19 Management in Prisons Would Have Prevented Almost 12,000 Deaths in CA

It’s been a very busy week, but an accomplished one: Chad Goerzen and I finished writing FESTER and sent the manuscript off to University of California Press. We are very
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