First, just let me say that I’m sorry about the lack of posts this past week. I’m really stressed out about school (this is the last week of classes before finals), and I haven’t been in the best of moods (meaning I’ve been feeling pretty down lately for reasons I don’t want to get into). I am really looking forward to summer break. I’m going to try to get back on top of things here, so just stick with me. 🙂 The one good thing going on right now is spring. Like I’ve said before on this blog, my campus is quite beautiful. Here are some pictures I took recently. I love how green everything is getting!

04-28-2009-02304-28-2009-01504-28-2009-027In blog news, my Earth Day post about the effects of an omnivorous diet on the environment got 221 views, one of the top posts for Ahimsa. I was pretty happy to see such a spike in my blog stats. I love to write, and anytime I see that someone has read my blog it makes me really happy.

So on to the news. There’s quite a bit of it since I haven’t really updated in awhile.

First up is a post about the ackee, an African fruit I’d never heard of. Apparently it can be used as a replacement for scrambled eggs. I don’t know of anyplace back home that sells this, but I would love to try it.

The Omaha Vegan Examiner has 5 tips for being a more confident vegan. It’s good advice, such as not apologizing for your eating choices, which even I catch myself doing sometimes when eating out with my non-vegan friends.

A Florida man was sentenced to 71 days plus $200 for suffocating a puppy. But is it enough? Psychiatric help should be part of any animal cruelty sentence. After all, studies have shown that people who are cruel to animals are more likely to extend that cruelty to humans.

Two animal rights activists have been indicted in a California court. They are accused of conspiracy and stalking of UCLA researchers.

And don’t forget that you can follow me on Twitter @karmalily!

p.s. I know I’ve missed the Top 10 Vegan Recipes and other features I’ve been trying to incorporate. I’ll go back to that soon, and this coming Sunday I’ll feature 20 recipes from both this week and last week.