Lent, Day1

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Lent, Day 1. I don't normally eat breakfast (I have a vice of Dr Pepper). For lunch, on the very first day of Lent, we decided to drop the one-restaurant-a-week rule. Given the rest of our Lenten vows are pretty strict, we decided that even with allowing restaurants, we'd still be sacrificing a lot trying to find no-meat-no-dairy on the menu. But, we did sushi for lunch. And some … [Read more...]

Saturated-Fat Tuesday

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This is the time of year for Mardi Gras and Carnival. For many sects of Christianity, the day or days before Ash Wednesday are times of fun and celebration before the start of Lent, and the celebrations generate the buzz. However, Lent is the stimulus for the festivities. Lent itself is a time of asceticism and self sacrifice. Forty-six days of self sacrifice this year, if you follow the … [Read more...]