When I’m at home, I watch my weight and exercise. When I’m on a college speaking tour, as I am in New York this week, I’m not quite as careful. Nevertheless, to avoid eating in restaurants the entire time, I headed over to a supermarket this evening and picked up some healthier foods to bring back to my hotel room.

Oh, the whole pecan pie that I bought? At home that would be a sweet, fattening dessert. But here, on-tour rules specifically allow me to classify it as a vegetable!