Next time you go to your local pizza shop, listen up! At a Takoma Park, Maryland, celebratory gathering featuring pizza, the organizer needed to take count as to exactly what kind of pizza he should be ordering and for how many . . . He began: "How many of you are vegan?" A handful of children raised their hands. He continued: "How many are gluten free?" A smaller group raised their hands. "And you, young man?" the organizer asked, nodding to Iffar whose great-grandparents on one side survived the Armenian genocide, and on the other, the Irish potato famine . . . whose Armenian mother eats vegan and whose father eats meat and potatoes . . . And you, young man? Without pause, 6 year old Iffar answered,
"I'm half Irish and half vegan!"