As I type this, Episode 181 — due out tomorrow morning, bright and early — is uploading onto our server. #PRIVATE#Hope you’re ready, ’cause it can’t wait to be listened to. It features James McWilliams, who is joining us to discuss his new e-book, The Politics of the Pasture: How Two Cattle Inspired a National Debate about Eating Animals. As always, I find James’s insights refreshing and heavy-hitting. I can’t wait for you to hear it. (Feel free to comment on the blog entry that will correspond with the podcast episode, going up tomorrow morning.)
Also, Ari Solomon will be reviewing the documentary The Girl Who Loved Animals, which follows 15-year-old Kitty Jones as she stops at nothing to devote her life to changing the world for animals. Let’s not even discuss what we were doing when we were 15 (and by “we” I mean you, too). That would just make us feel bad about ourselves. Instead, let’s live vicariously through Kitty and her early-to-bloom passion.
Flock members (that’s you!) can win a copy of The Girl Who Loved Animals! Simply email contest [at] ourhenhouse [dot] org by Friday, July 5, 2013 at midnight EDT, say “The Girl Who Loved Animals” in the subject line, and include your mailing address. We’ll randomly select one winner! Only one entry per household, and this contest is only available to flock members.
What a week, huh? In addition to being busy with OHH, we have made the decision to put our apartment on the market! It should be on the market by mid-July. If anyone has any sedatives that they can send to Mariann — stat! — then please do! But don’t cry for me, New York City, because we’re still planning on staying right here in Manhattan — though will likely wind up quite a bit further uptown. This big personal decision to move came on the very same day that DOMA was repealed! Our incredible friends took us out to the exquisite Pure Food and Wine that evening to celebrate (we have nice friends!), and we toasted like pros. We’ll keep you posted on our moving adventures, of course. We are hoping that we can devote an entire room to Our Hen House, as opposed to one (very messy) table (or ottoman).
Things are looking up!