Sunday, March 31, 2013


I'm very well aquainted with the seven deadly sins
I keep a busy schedule trying to fit them in

—"Mr. Bad Example" by Warren Zevon
Last night I was thinking about Lent. During a time when the Roman Catholic Church encourages people to be more mindful of God and deprive themselves (no meat on Fridays, giving up something for Lent), I was exploring the seven deadly sins. Especially gluttony. Big heaping platefuls of gluttony. The dearth of book reviews here shows I've been practicing sloth as well.*

UPDATED 04/01/2013: Someone asked me what I gave up this year for Lent. I said, "Self-restraint."

* Reviews that I should have written in February (about relationships) don't count. And though I've been slothful in writing about March's books (about religion), I haven't been as slothful in reading them. Then again, I only finished six books and gave up on a seventh, which is way below average for me.

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