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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Inspired By Mitt

Sure, there are other reasons I wanted to try life without caffeine for a while. Lent was one, sleep issues another. But there was also something about watching this guy perform in the presidential derby last year that was pretty inspirational. He went toe-to-toe with the president of the United States and, in this first … Continue reading Inspired By Mitt

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