we are what we eat

"In art as in food, what we consume bears on what we become. The choices we make matter."

That's me quoting me, from an essay on empathy just published in Talking Writing.

I wish I were fully entitled to the moral high ground on this one, but hey, the first sentence of the essay is "Like most of us, I'm a hypocrite."

Thanks to TW editor-in-chief Martha Nichols for stellar editing, and to TW fiction editor David Cameron for setting it up.