I am Spencer Michael Bondhus and this is my blog about being a vegan. I have been a pretty serious omnivore for most of my life, but near the end of 2011 I decided to go vegan to better understand myself, my food, and my friends [with restricted diets]. To date I have eaten many foods that most Americans probably haven’t – tripe, kangaroo, steak tartare, giant ants, snake, tarantula, camel, etc, and I’ve enjoyed every bite for the unique experience and sensation. This year I am focusing on the experience of having a restricted diet and really getting to know the fruits and vegetables I’ve been eating (or not eating) all these years. So far, I’m loving it (but not in a McDonalds kind of way…).