At the beginning of the pandemic I was all about the Quarantini, —a cocktail you made at home and drank alone, or with members of your household, during a period of imposed isolation. “I’m having a Quarantini,” sounded fun. It made me feel this imposed isolation thing might not be that bad. Soon, Photoshopped images … Continue reading Drinking Every Night Is Just Not Sustainable
“The poetry of four seasons is all wrong for this part of the planet, and this may explain why we are so depressed so much of the time. I mean, spring doesn’t feel like spring a lot of the time, and November is all wrong for autumn, and so on. Here is the truth about … Continue reading The Season Of Unlocking Begins
The other day I got an email from Cal Newport. He’s proposing to his email list the idea of doing a “digital declutter” in the month of January. It’s part of a study for his next book. Here’s how he defines a digital declutter: "…you take a 30-day break from optional technologies in your personal life … Continue reading Do You Need A Digital Declutter?
G and I are going off sugar for the month of February!
Today I walked into Wegmans and the first thing I smelled was the coffee. It was a cold, raw day. I was tired. On the drive over I thought about stopping at The Soulful Cup for a latte. In my mind I saw myself standing at the counter, ordering a latte, not to go, but … Continue reading Who Would Know?
My tooth of doom. Number 15. Upper left, all the way in the back. My periodontist has been "worried" about this tooth for years. Every time I go he says, “I’m worried about this tooth.” Every time he says that I think to myself: “I’m gonna die with this goddamn tooth, Buster.” He’s cute, but … Continue reading Tooth of Doom
I went on a “walk and talk” with Rowena yesterday. We walked the bike path. It was 60 degrees and sunny. I like to walk and talk. I much prefer that to “sit and talk.” I think more clearly when I am walking and I also think I am a better listener. Solvitur ambulando: all … Continue reading I swear, this is my last whiny detox post.
So it is 3 weeks today of this austerity diet and I am getting tired. Literally tired. I want one cup of coffee. That's all. One cup of coffee in the morning. But then last night, I also wanted one glass of wine. One glass of wine. In the evening. Is that so bad? But … Continue reading Getting Tired of This Detox Life
This is my 51st post in a row. I started posting daily on Ash Wednesday (February 18th) and I'm still going, even though my stated commitment for this streak was only until Easter, which was 5 days ago. What can I say? I love streaking. Once I get a little streak going, it kills me … Continue reading I’m A Good Detoxer (thanks to Streaking)
It’s been 10 days since I’ve had coffee, sugar, alcohol, eggs or wheat and I am feeling really good. I feel calmer, more relaxed, still a little on the tired side, but I think that is more a function of the weather (cold, cloudy, spring-resistant) than my diet. I had a great talk with Jennifer … Continue reading Food Update