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TJ’s Cherry Chocolate Chip and Show Notes: Frank Hoffman of all-creatures.org on resistance to compassionate living in the church


I just ate a huge bowl of Trader Joe’s Soy Creamy Cherry Chocolate Chip “Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert.” Come on, just call it ice cream. Love that stuff!

And, in other news—enjoy last week’s show {I just got the show notes up today}:

Frank Hoffman of all-creatures.org on resistance to compassionate living in the church

In this episode, we talk with Frank Hoffman, retired minister and creator of all-creatures.org, a website dedicated to archiving and highlighting educational materials to assist both teachers and students in the furtherance of cruelty-free living.

Frank and his wife Mary have been vegan since 1987, and are actively involved in helping others to become aware of the health, compassionate, and environmental benefits of a vegan lifestyle.

For our Vegan Bite, we bring you a 10-minute recipe template created by nutritionist, dietitian, and chef Jeff Novick, which you can use to create a variety of quick and healthy meals.

And, of course, we highlight the latest News from the Vegan Frontier, let you know about vegan related happenings in and around Central Oregon, and more!

Sapolsky, Bonobos, More Sexy Baboon Biologist, Rhyming Events, Light Boxes, and Trader Joes… My blog’s top 20 search terms of all time


I’ve been in a stats mood the last few days. It’s fun to take a look behind the scenes once in a while, even on a low-traffic personal blog. As I mentioned yesterday when I shared the top 20 most visited posts from my site, I’ve been blogging (nearly) daily for about 8 months.

Robert Sapolsky & Baboon Friend

Robert Sapolsky & Baboon Friend

Here are the top 20 search terms that people used to get to my blog, Memory Monster. Who knew that Robert Sapolsky was so popular? I mean, he is kind of a sexy baboon biologist, and he writes well and is really funny, but 75%?! Yes, searches on his name account for about 75% of my blog traffic, if these WordPress stats are to be believed. One of my three posts that mention him is the most visited post on my site, the other two are in the top 20 here, and here.




  • robert sapolsky
  • bonobo
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  • rhyming events
  • shane jones light boxes
  • trader joes bubble bath
  • trader joe’s next to godliness
  • sapolsky robert
  • warwak
  • rhyming event
  • french lentil chili
  • engine 2 meatloaf
  • trader joe’s mandarin orange dish soap
  • engine 2 diet meatloaf
  • smokey bear ashtray
  • next to godliness soap
  • coconut breaded tofu
  • trader joe’s next to godliness liquid dish soap
  • engine 2 meatloaf recipe
  • how to make friends with birds

3 unconventional uses for Trader Joe’s Next to Godliness Liquid Dish Soap


Trader Joe's Mandarin Orange Next to Godliness Liquid Dish Soap3 unconventional uses for Trader Joe’s Next to Godliness Liquid Dish Soap

Say you are out of automatic dishwashing liquid (not the powder—that stuff sucks). And your mama always told you to never put regular liquid dish soap in the dishwasher. And say that at least once when a wee one, you did just that, and had to deal with the ridicule and copious amounts of foam that ensued. One might be shy of trying such a thing again with your own dishwasher as an adult. But say you really, really don’t feel like running to the store and you’ve forgotten to buy automatic dishwashing liquid on a number of different occasions. And you have just loaded the dishwasher. You might be tempted to put just a drop or two of a not very sudsy dish soap in the dishwasher. You might be expecting bubbles and scorn. But instead, you are given shiny clean dishes. So, the next load, you put a little more dish soap in, and… more squeaky clean. You might think you’re on to something.

Which might lead you to try something more daring. Suppose you are out of bubble bath. And usually when you’re out of bubble bath (which is basically, always) you use shampoo. But say you happen to also be out of shampoo, because you keep forgetting to buy it. You might try using a little Trader Joe’s Next to Godliness Liquid Dish Soap – Mandarin Orange in the bath. You might be expecting no bubbles, since the dishwasher did not seem to produce bubbles. But you would be wrong.

And suppose since you’re out of shampoo, and you’ve used up every old reserve in the house (even the dollar store stuff and the hotel samples, but not the 6-year-old dog shampoo—although you’ve considered it), you start eyeing the TJ’s dish soap. And say, after limping along for a few days, washing your hair has become not optional, even if you do spend 90% of your time in your home office. You might find that TJ’s dish soap actually does an OK job. It doesn’t lather very well, and doesn’t leave your hair feeling quite as clean as shampoo, but it works well enough to get you by for another day or so.

And why might you feel comfortable experimenting this way? “Trader Joe’s Next to Godliness Liquid Dish Soap has not been tested on animals and contains no animal by-product” and is made from biodegradable plant-based ingredients. Plus it smells good.