Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.                    Leo Tolstoy

(photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

(photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

If one goes by the Old Style Russian Calendar, today is the birthday of Count Lev Tolstoy – I still have a slight book hangover from reading the very wonderful “Anna Karenina” recently!

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.                                                      Leo Tolstoy

And so can a woman! Happy birthday Tolstoy!