(Approximately 7 min read) It’s a normal Thursday evening. We’ve just completed our early season five-kilometer run-test and have returned to the locker room. As we change for on-ice practice, I pause and reflect on the typical chit chat around me and wonder if I am losing my mind. It all seems so meaningless. YouContinue reading “Sus-Days and Climate Despair”
(Approximately 9 minute read) In an earlier post, I wrote about The Last Game documentary and its filming in Scotland during the COP26 global climate conference last November. That was only one reason for the trip. Athletes Assembly Last summer, I joined EcoAthletes, a climate advocacy nonprofit that seeks to leverage the platform and socialContinue reading “SPORTS@COP: Athlete Advocacy for Climate Action”
(Approximately 5 min. read) I flew to Scotland in October of 2021 to take part in an event at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26. Not one to miss an opportunity for an adventure, I extended my stay, spending some time in Edinburgh and the Highlands. I’m new to traveling as a vegan (in fact,Continue reading “A Food Tour of Scotland: Vegan Edition￼”
A Documentary to Save Hockey and the Planet (Approximately 11-minute read) “When you find out what people care about, and connect climate impacts directly to the values people have, they can see that caring about climate change is already integral to who they are.” Katharine Hayhoe in Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for HopeContinue reading “The Last Game”
My Experience as a Kitchen Helper at a Vegan Restaurant (Approx. 6 min. read) An Instagram Ad Last November, as my time at the Brunnenburg farm was winding down, I scrolled past an instagram story: “kitchen helper wanted.” It was the only vegan spot in Bolzano. I had just returned from a mid-hockey-season trip toContinue reading “Farm to Kitchen: 5 Lessons from a Vegan Restaurant”
Weeks 4-6 at Brunnenburg Castle – Traditional Alpine Farming (Approximately 6 min read) One of the cutest streets in my hometown of Montclair, New Jersey is Chestnut Street. It’s a bustling side-street with great restaurants and artsy shops. For my entire 18 years of living there, I couldn’t have told you if there was aContinue reading “In the Spirit of Chestnut Season”
Week 2 at Brunnenburg Castle – Traditional Alpine Farming (Approximately 4 minute read) You are washing the dishes. Inevitably you accidentally hit the spoon at just the wrong angle. Suddenly you’re blasted with a water cannon and left soaking wet at the sink. That was Week 1 on the farm. Except replace your spoon withContinue reading “Stomping Grapes and Sulfite-Free Wine”
Amaretto Pear Strudel (Vegan Farm-to-Table) with Pears from Brunnenburg Farm (Approximately 5 min read) I’m No Chef Ten years ago, the only thing I knew how to cook was pasta. Without exaggeration, I cooked it *every* *single* *day.* Back then, I only bought non-perishables; shelf-life was the name of the game. If I could haveContinue reading “The Case for Local Produce”
Day 2 at Brunnenburg Castle – Traditional Alpine Farming (Approximately 3 min read) The commute today was a little bit slower… my bus got trapped behind a tractor chugging uphill at its own pace, unperturbed by the line of cars in its wake. But once I arrived, the stop-and-go bus was quickly forgotten because IContinue reading “Italian Wine, American Roots – No, Literally”
A week ago, I moved to a small city, nestled between mountains and vineyards in northeastern Italy. I will soon be starting my eighth semi-professional ice hockey season with a new team, the Bolzano Eagles. Hockey has taken me to some incredible places: I’ve had the opportunity to play in the SDHL in Stockholm; theContinue reading “Introducing Jacquie “the Wanderer””
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