When I decided to write a blog, knowing that my husband and daughter would likely end up in the posts from time to time, I consulted them to see whether they preferred that I use our real identities or something a bit more anonymous. They voted for the latter. My daughter, who was 10 at the time, requested the name “Queen Cobra.” That will be her full name in these posts, but I’ve also given her the nickname “Queenie,” for ease of typing. My husband will simply be known as Mr. Man.
That left me. The title of this blog is also my alter ego: Kitwocky. The Kitwocky is a mythical creature that was born from Queenie’s imagination. It is a distant cousin of the Jabberwocky, but much friendlier (the Kitwocky is vegan, and while it might look fearsome with its sharp teeth, it prefers to work out its problems nonviolently).
This blog will be about things the Kitwocky cares about: ways each of us can help make the world a better place. Showing compassion to every other being on the planet, human and nonhuman alike. The aforementioned veganism and nonviolence. Parenting and educating our children in peaceful, respectful ways. Seeing how these compassionate choices ripple out into the world. And other random things that interest me, which will undoubtedly include cookbooks, restaurants and vintage clothing.
In a word, this blog is about living by the principles of AHIMSA, the idea of trying to cause as little harm as possible as we go through life, which in turn creates abundant joy,happiness and peace.