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LivingRoom Information Site

15 April, 2004 3:59 PM

This afternoon I spent a bit of time making a very simple information site for our little LivingRoom community.

It isn't flash - the object was for it to simply communicate who we are, what we are on about and how we operate. We can pretty it up later.



Why does your Tuesday night meeting happen over a vegetarian meal? Just curious.

James » 15 April, 2004 8:27 PM

Are you asking why it happens over a meal or why its a vegetarian meal?

Why over a meal? - Its a real celebration, a community building activity and in my opinion its pretty biblical.

Why is it vegetarian? - Four reasons.
1. We have a vegetarian in our group - being small this has an impact.
2. Vegetarian is cheap and easy. Each person participates in the bringing of food for the meal - this makes it easy for those of us who don't have much money or might not be gourmet cooks.
3. Its pretty healthy and life giving (not that non vegetarian food isn't - but its amazing how good it leaves you feeling. It is also a real feast usually - no one ever goes home hungry.
4. Its culturally relevant for our area. Vegetarianism and Organic food features pretty heavily in our suburbs, some of the best local restaurants are vegetarian/organic type ones. We seek to be as relevant and accessible as possible to our neighborhood in the way we operate.

Hope that answered your quesion James.

Darren Rowse » 16 April, 2004 12:17 AM

Hi Darren,
I just popped by as I found your link while searching for things on google, and remembered your name from Rachel's blog.
Just thought I'd compliment the blog, its well written and the design is fab to!
Good stuff...

PeterJ » 16 April, 2004 10:34 AM

Darren, thanks for your answer to my question above. The question was mainly, "Why vegetarian?" I like your reasons. Number 1 is the reason I like the most, then perhaps 4, then 2 and then 3. Or, you could say, I especially like 1, 4 and 2!

James » 16 April, 2004 9:19 PM

Sorry, I pasted the wrong link into the URL line in my last comment. So to clear Darren's name - I'm NOT one of the authors of the Living Room web site ...

Hopefully I've got mine right this time (www.livejournal.com/users/jamesbrecknell).

James » 16 April, 2004 9:26 PM

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