The Drinker

The Drinker, who was not drinking for some days now, was in a terrible way.  He was quite convinced that no one could address the physical and emotional pain, brought on by his abstention.  Those who drank, he was convinced, thought such a pursuit a benign and short lived attempt at reformation.  Those who didn’t … Continue reading The Drinker

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You Will not be the Same When You Return

I’ve read the hobbit a half-a-dozen times in my life and if you haven’t read the book, it’s likely you’ve seen the movie.  It’s beginning, may be the best beginning, of any grand adventure ever told.  Recently I heard a short summary, to this beginning, and I urge you not to use it as a … Continue reading You Will not be the Same When You Return