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Lent: take it or leave it?

To bother, or not to bother: that is the question. I’ll be frank here: why on earth does anyone voluntarily participate in Lent? Why sacrifice something so dear to us for forty long days (and forty long nights). More so, if you’re not remotely religious, why do it at all? Most so-called sacrifices end up […]

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Lent 2019: a time to give up bad habits and adopt good ones

With Shrove Tuesday (pancake day) having just passed, the time to start thinking about Lent is here. Originally a Christian tradition, Lent has long been associated with fasting. In recent years, this tradition has morphed into the giving up of something indulgent but not necessary, for example, chocolate. Lately, however, taking something up instead of giving […]

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Pancakes, Pancakes, a week later, and more Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday, more popularly referred to as Pancake Day, is a day either in February or March, the day before the first day of Lent. The reason pancakes are associated with this day is because they were a good way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season […]