Lent is more than the waiting period between the revels of Fat Tuesday and the frills of Easter. For Christians of every cloth, it’s meant to be a period of preparation, reflection, and mindfulness. While some people practice a 40-day sacrif. . .
Faced with a choice between wine or bread, which would it be? Wine: intoxicating, sensual, an unnecessary indulgence. Bread: nourishing, sustaining, a part of life’s daily menu. That juxtaposition, based on the poem “Decade” by Amy Lowell, def. . .
According to Irish lore, you can’t walk down a street in Dublin without passing at least one pub. That bit of trivia, whether entirely accurate or not, means there. . .
The holiday season keeps us busy thinking about others—buying gifts for loved ones, cooking for family and friends, and bringing a little extra cheer to those who need it. All that is exactly as it should be. But The Snail has a gift th. . .