The Fast

The Fast   For many years, I’ve been interested in fasting as an asylum from excess and custom, but have only fasted once, after mulling it over for nearly a decade. I like to ease into things – adulthood, my pants, a grim acceptance that 2016 is an election year – and during my dog’s … More The Fast

One Year In, Everything’s Looking Good

Now that we are approaching the one-year anniversary of lockdown/quarantine/variable pandemic conditions, and multiple vaccines have miraculously been developed, and news reports now include vaccination rates alongside infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths, it seems like a great time for a message of uplift. If anyone has one, please send it in. And in the spirit … More One Year In, Everything’s Looking Good

Guest editors: Two very different kinds of lifestyle advice

When I asked folks to contribute recipes, stories or whatnot to this, I thought a category called You Poor Baby might be a helpful prompt. When Megan Craig wrote in with this pancake recipe courtesy of Gwyneth Paltrow, it occurred to me that Gwyneth may well regard all comers as poor babies, and that that should … More Guest editors: Two very different kinds of lifestyle advice