Author Archives: JFrederick

Day 1 – the Vegan Decision

My husband, Mark, came home a few weeks ago and announced that he would like to cut animal products, dairy, and oil out of his diet.  That hit like a lead brick; I had just returned from the grocery store and purchased about a month’s worth of meat. Mark recently read a book touting the […]

Food for thought

My husband and I eat primarily vegetarian.  I say “primarily” because we do eat the occasional meat dish.  We started on a vegetarian diet to save calories and increase our vitamin intake.  We have nothing against meat; we have just elected to eliminate most meat from our diet.  I say this to support my commentary […]


I’m not extremely political.  I don’t follow politics with intensity but I get the basics and try to vote using sound intelligent facts.  I don’t blindly believe political ads or campaign speeches, nor do I believe everything that is posted online; online postings may follow inaccurate trends and rumors.  So what’s a person to do?  […]

Hiking Hawaii

Hiking Waimea Canyon Our first hike was Waimea Canyon, one of the world’s most scenic canyons, and part of Wiamea Canyon State Park. At 3,000 feet (914 m) deep, Waimea Canyon is often referred to as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” This canyon is certainly greener than the Grand Canyon and not as big but […]