Drink Up! It’s All Fun and Games…Or Is It?

Last night at a 3oth birthday party for my friend Bill, I was in the company of some younger adults who had just reached anothr coming-of-age milestone:  21! The younger folks were the creative / designer / web developer types.  Which means that they are super-cool but don't know it and have limited capability for … Continue reading Drink Up! It’s All Fun and Games…Or Is It?

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The Function of The Hangover As A Biological Ritual

You know something has become ritualized when they sell products specifically to deal with the phenomenon or your friend has a friend who's aunt has a secret receipe.  Example:  hangover cures. The physical depletion and near-hospitalization experience of dehydration and liver damage that occurs after a night of excessive "celebration", also known as self-destruction (per … Continue reading The Function of The Hangover As A Biological Ritual

Rationalizing alcoholism through connoisseurship

Let me first start by saying that i am NOT an alcoholic. Let me follow that up by saying that i love a good "culinary cocktail". They say that as you age your vices evolve. First it's drugs (in your 20s-30s). Then it's Booze (30's and 40s). Then it's food (in perpetuity until you die) … Continue reading Rationalizing alcoholism through connoisseurship