Lent: Second Time’s a Charm

Insanity can be described any number of ways. Some might say it’s training for a half marathon in this cruel polar vortex. Some might say it’s trying to convince your feminist girlfriends to see the Fifty Shades film with you. Some might say it’s lining up in sub freezing weather for a chain grocery store to openContinue reading “Lent: Second Time’s a Charm”

Pain in the Ash

Religion can be a complicated thing, at worst justifying discrimination and genocide, and at best, making it socially acceptable to dip your crackers in wine before noon. A semi-lapsed Episcopalian thriving in the heathen’s paradise that is New York City, I don’t practice my faith much outside of Christmas with the family and muttering “JesusContinue reading “Pain in the Ash”

40 Days of Fitness

Very few holidays fall on Wednesdays, and those that do as part of their calendared schedule usually elicit widespread revulsion for their brazen decision to situate themselves midweek. Seriously. Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: “Can you believe it?! Halloween is on a Wednesday this year. A WEDNESDAY. Ugggh.” If you’ve been alive forContinue reading “40 Days of Fitness”