How will you celebrate National Bacon Day?

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Bacon; it’s not just for breakfast

Do you love bacon? If you do, you are not alone. I went through a period of time when I thought I wanted to convert to Judaism but it is hard (and I am lazy) but a friend I had gone through the process and said they are harder on converts so bacon would be out of the question if I went that way. So that idea was a nonstarter. The fact that I was pretty much an atheist also didn’t bode well for a conversion to any religion.

I often question why people follow one religion or another but I most often question Christians. It seems the people who identify the most as followers of Christ are also the ones most likely to condemn other religions. I self-identify as Buddhist but that is more of a philosophy than a religion and is not without its own crazies and zealots. I mean, look at how the Rohingya have been treated by the Buddhist majority in Burma. Not well.

But back to bacon. I used to love it but it is so messy. And I feel bad for the pigs so I eat Morningstar Farms vegetarian bacon. Tastes good to me.

Will you help me fight #Genocide in 2022?

We made a lot of progress in 2021. The Burma Act was introduced. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act became law. Harry Winston stopped sourcing #GenocideGems from Myanmar and Kirin Beer stopped working with the Burmese military. Gainesville, Florida passed an anti-genocide resolution. We were also able to empower Burmese people all over the United States and train them how to lobby Congress. We worked hard for Paul Rusesabagina and will continue to do so until he comes home.

Donations from great people like you make all that possible. If you can, please donate. If you do it today or tomorrow, you can take your donation off your taxes for 2021. We can end genocide if we work together.

Bulgar wheat pilaf

If you are looking for ways to consume less in the way of animal products, this recipe may be just the ticket. I had it last night and it WAS AMAZING!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 pound mushrooms
  • 1 cup bulgar wheat
  • 1.5 cups broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon tarragon
  • chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat the oil in a skillet that can go in the oven over medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook until fragrant and the onions are starting to carmelize. This should take around 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in mushrooms and cook about five minutes.
  3. Add broth, bulgar wheat, water and tarragon (you can also add salt and pepper to taste). Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and put in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Toss with parsley and walnuts and serve. Enjoy!

This is a filling and flavorful meal that I will have again and again.