Woohoo, I get to be the first to say hello on your journal! Love your story - we homeschool three of our four, ditched urban-suburbia for the wilds of Appalachian Ohio almost eight years ago (are city folk learning by leaps and bounds), and I was an ovo-lacto vegetarian for eight years. Your occupation is cool - I have a kid with CVI, and I am grateful for all those passionate eye docs of various specialties who got us to the point of diagnosis.
You seem like an awesome, down-to-earth guy, and I will be following you here to see what you have to say!
I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC