Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Last Name

Nowatzki. That's my last name.

If you're a close reader of this blog, you may have come across my last name before (not that you'd remember or care). A couple of the things I've linked to in the past (the essay I read on Minnesota Public Radio and a story about blogging stay-at-home dads in the St. Paul Pioneer Press) have included my last name. But that's about it.

I've been reluctant to put my last name out there, for some reason. There's a vague notion about the need to maintain privacy that I've been clinging to and I'm not sure why. I suppose part of it has to do with the fact that this blog isn't just about me, it's about my family. It's one thing for me to make the choice to put my life out there for all to see, but to make that choice for my kids is ... another thing.

But parents make choices for their kids all the time.

I think another reason I haven't come out with my last name is that I've wanted to keep my personal life separate from my vegan activist life. This doesn't seem practical to me anymore, but it did when I started this blog.

These Little Piggies Had Tofu is my vegan activism. Sure, it's a blog about my family and not every post is about veganism, but the original intent of the blog (and one that I keep in mind every time I write a post) was to show that here's my vegan family and we're all healthy and happy and here are some things that we deal with and conversations we have as a result of being vegan.

So yes, Al Nowatzki. That's me. Google it, sure. You'll find my photography site, a neglected MySpace page, some crappy columns from my college newspaper days and some other stuff. Seriously, don't google me. It's mostly crap.

Anyway, I'm on Facebook and Twitter.

Here's me on Facebook:

Al Nowatzki

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If you read this blog regularly then I'd love to be your friend on Facebook if you'll have me. Just add a short note to the friend request to let me know who you are.

And I'm on Twitter, too, as Al_Nowatzki. I don't tweet that much, but I could see that changing soon.

All of what you just read was meant to be a lead-in to an actual topic, but I think I'll just stop typing now and leave it at that.


The Voracious Vegan said...

Nice to 'meet' you! :-)

Kris said...

Those columns are anything but crappy.

Al said...

Heh. One of the few columns of mine you can still find online is titled, "My Capacity for Crap Knows No Bounds". I remember Tina Grumbo really liking that title.

Mark Leonard said...

Norowitz is close enough though, right? Jill still gives me crap for listing you as Al Norowitz in our wedding program.