Homeless in Vancouver: Do you like your 21st-century green eggs and ham?

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      In Dr. Seuss’s seminal ode to picky eaters, the protagonist—after many stubborn declarations of dislike—finally comes around in the end and declares:

      I do so like green eggs and ham!
      Thank you! Thank you, Sam-I-am.

      When Seuss (a.k.a. Theodor Seuss Geisel) wrote Green Eggs and Ham in 1960 it was pure fantasy, if not science fiction—the object of the tale being both nonexistent and beyond the food technology of the times.

      Now, however, everything is turning green.

      A person can live in the comfort of their green, energy-efficient home—paid for by the dividends of their green, sustainable investments—while using electricity from green, renewable energy sources (such as windmills and solar power) to both charge their green electric vehicle and, yes, cook their green eggs and ham.

      Of course, by “green” eggs and ham, I mean the many brands of environmentally friendly, 100-percent plant-based vegan eggs and vegan ham that are now available in stores.

      Oh. You didn’t actually think that the “green eggs and ham” in Dr. Seuss’s story were literally green, did you?

      This year, many Americans, wanting something really special in the way of green ham this U.S. Thanksgiving Day, will have tucked into a festive, rosemary-seasoned and wood-smoked watermelon!

      I bet Dr. Seuss never imagined anything as green as that!

      There are even “green” eco-friendly Easter eggs.

      Soon it will be the stubborn few who won’t eat anything but green eggs and ham that will have children’s stories written about them.

      Stanley Q. Woodvine is a homeless resident of Vancouver who has worked in the past as an illustrator, graphic designer, and writer. Follow Stanley on Twitter at @sqwabb.

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