1. I heard March described as “stick season” and that’s so accurate…just gray and sticks, with maybe some sun and sticks thrown in if we’re lucky.


2. During last year’s Poop Challenges, Doc’s gastroenterologist breezily recommended “the Mediterranean diet” with no further guidance or explanation. The GE did the same thing for me after my colonoscopy last month, despite me not needing or asking for advice about diet, so I was thrilled to find this article from an intersectional dietician: The Mediterranean Diet Is a Whitewashed Fantasy. 

There are 21 countries that border the Mediterranean Sea…: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey.

You can see the region encompasses a huge diversity of food and cultures. But the Mediterranean Diet is most commonly associated with Italy and Greece […] (The countries in the study were mostly populated by white people, and the participants were all men.)



3. Speaking of food, Eater has a whole interactive issue about mall food. Hot Dog on a Stick forever!


4. The story of my life: