Belgian Relief

These past few months have been pretty waffle. (I hear the confusion now: Surely you mean awful. We’ve been on lockdown for almost a year, Anne. Your child has no friends and has never met most of his extended family. We are nearing half a million Covid deaths in the U.S., people are at theirContinue reading “Belgian Relief”

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The Incredible, Edible Egg Substitute

I probably shouldn’t admit this, but the older I get, the more affinity I find with Disney villains. Like Scar, I have less patience for idiots. Like Shan-Yu, I’ve conquered Mongolia. Like Cruella, I like to be covered in dog fur. But the bad guy whose characteristics I’ve most embodied isn’t Hook (though I alsoContinue reading “The Incredible, Edible Egg Substitute”

I Love the Nineties

Measuring one’s health, much like measuring the size of Donald Trump’s hands, is very much up to interpretation. Really: what is it that makes someone “healthy” anyways? Is it their weight? Their BMI? Their pant size? Is it the number of miles they can run (26.2, baby) or the number of push-ups they can completeContinue reading “I Love the Nineties”

Milk and Cereal

They say the most important meal of the day is breakfast. I say the most important meal of the day is my office’s 3 p.m. champagne ration, but sure, breakfast is a close second. I’ve been an advocate of breakfast for as long as I can remember, though it’s taken different forms with each passingContinue reading “Milk and Cereal”