Back From The Decaf World

Well, I made it. 46 days of Lent, without caffeine, and I survived. I woke up early this morning and brewed a pot of coffee—REAL coffee, not the "decaf" stuff I've been drinking for the last six and a half weeks—and set about to enjoy my day. And it's a beautiful day. Life with caffeine seems … Continue reading Back From The Decaf World

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The Lent Trap

Quick, how long does Lent last? If you're like most people, you'll say 40 days. It commemorates Jesus' self-imposed 40-day exile in the desert, when he foresook all food, etc., etc. Unfortunately, you'd be wrong. Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on the day before Easter, is actually 46 days, if you include … Continue reading The Lent Trap

Day 3

I've pretty much made it through Day 3 without caffeine, and I feel like I may have turned a corner. Day 1 was just as bad as I expected: listlessness, inability to concentrate, and a gnawing headache that persisted all day. I was actually planning to post an update here, but I just didn't have … Continue reading Day 3