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Only one of us is an herbivore

Back from our annual family getaway to Wisconsin, where I again competed in the Dairy Dash 5K race at the Shawano County “Brunch on the Farm” event. Just like last year, I lost to a teenager, gratefully accepted my runner-up prize of cheese curds, and posed for a picture with a cow mascot. 

The difference this year is that I don’t eat dairy — Diane and I have been full-on vegan for 12 months. Hm, you may ask, so why run in a race for an industry whose products I avoid? Because racing! Also, the grandkids loved the cheese curds.

Below is all the new stuff. Thanks for reading!
—Aaron

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The evil Airbnb show

I loved Instant Hotel, the Australian reality show where short-term-rental hosts give each other terrible reviews. Read more >>>
On the radio
This Tuesday, July 9, I’ll be Gina Kaufmann’s guest on KCUR’s Central Standard, talking about our next book on the origins of the vegetarian movement. Listen live or grab the audio!

The forgotten Ken Burns classic

It’s your patriotic duty to watch The Congress, which came out a year before The Civil War. And it’s only 86 minutes! Read more >>>

‘The Wire’ with cleavage

I was impressed by Hulu’s Harlots, a drama about the sex trade in Georgian England from a female (if not feminist) point of view. Read more >>>

Not only the horse is black

Free Rein, a racially diverse, family-friendly show about teen equestrians in England, shows off future star Jaylen Barron. Read more >>>

Watch your mailbox ...

This weekend I'll be sending out a link to our new free ebook! It’s based on what we learned from 12 months eating plant-based and gives a taste (ha) of our upcoming book about the early veg movement.

Along with 52 History Films You Must See, this new ebook will be our gift to anyone who gets this newsletter. So forward this to your friends and encourage them to sign up!

Previously on ABSOE ...

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