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Paulina

Gluten, Sugar, Love: Tales From the Path to Joy - Playing House

J and I were a few weeks into our sugar detox when he got a mad craving for some candy. His housemate kept bags of his favorite mint-chocolate M&Ms in the pantry. He was debating whether to have one. Seated at his left side on the oversized couch, I reminded him of all the reasons he had for giving sugar up. On his right side she said, “one won’t kill you.” J’s eyes darted quickly to me and back to the TV. With difficulty, he resisted. Read More

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Paulina

Gluten, Sugar, Love: Tales From the Path to Joy - Starving

In the 1940’s the government starved a bunch of male volunteers. The men wanted to serve our country this way instead of going abroad to fight in WWII. They were starved to understand the effects of hunger on people. You see, war and famine go together. Hitler had been starving Jews. The victims of war would be finding refuge on our shores. They wanted to be ready for them. Like me, what they discovered is that hunger turns men into beasts first, then zombies, and often, both. The consequences of starvation endured long after starvation ended. Read More

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