YESTERDAY WHEN MY WORLD WAS YOUNG – Garry Armstrong

No, I didn't pick the wrong day to give up sniffing glue! If you write, professionally or just for fun, you'll probably understand.  I'm trying to set down the words that have been conga dancing in my brain as I just showered and shaved. I probably shouldn't have shaved because my fingers kept poking my … Continue reading YESTERDAY WHEN MY WORLD WAS YOUNG – Garry Armstrong

TOO EARLY TO BE DRINKING? – Garry Armstrong

I heard these lines recently in a movie. They made me laugh. “Isn’t it too early to be drinking?” he said. “No,” she said. ” I’m awake.” The line had stayed with me many years after the laughter faded, replaced by memories of work, reporters, bars, and pubs from New York to Saigon. As a … Continue reading TOO EARLY TO BE DRINKING? – Garry Armstrong

PRIVILEGE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

Since Brett Kavanagh, the Supreme Court nominee, now Justice, has been in the news, so have discussions about excessive drinking among teenagers. Apparently, there are studies that show that rich, privileged teenagers are more likely to abuse alcohol. An article in the Washington Post on September 28, by Suniya S. Luthar, is subtitled “Affluence is … Continue reading PRIVILEGE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

PHOTO CHALLENGE: FESTIVAL – WHERE’S THE BAR? – Marilyn Armstrong

Photo Challenge: Festival One thing is true of every festival. Everyone says hi and finds a place to sit. Then they ask: "Where's the bar?" After which, everyone bellies up to the bar, especially if it isn't a "cash bar." Pity I don't drink. Sometimes, I think a drink might be a perfect solution to … Continue reading PHOTO CHALLENGE: FESTIVAL – WHERE’S THE BAR? – Marilyn Armstrong

ISN’T IT TOO EARLY TO BE DRINKING? – GARRY ARMSTRONG

I heard these lines recently in a movie. They made me laugh. “Isn’t it too early to be drinking?” he said. “No,” she said. ” I’m awake.” The line had stayed with me many years after the laughter faded, replaced by memories of work, reporters, bars, and pubs from New York to Saigon. As a … Continue reading ISN’T IT TOO EARLY TO BE DRINKING? – GARRY ARMSTRONG

TOO EARLY TO BE DRINKING? – GARRY ARMSTRONG

Isn't it too early to be drinking? by Garry Armstrong I heard these lines recently in a movie. They made me laugh. “Isn’t it too early to be drinking?” he said. “No,” she said. ” I’m awake.” The line had stayed with me many years after the laughter faded, replaced by memories of work, reporters, … Continue reading TOO EARLY TO BE DRINKING? – GARRY ARMSTRONG

THE LUSH, THE PLUSH, AND THE FALLING DOWN DRUNK

We watch a lot of old movies. We also have been following a CBC series called "The Murdoch Mysteries" which is a co-production with the BBC. In it and in almost all those old movies we love, everyone has a drink in his or her hand all the time. No matter what happens, from murder to … Continue reading THE LUSH, THE PLUSH, AND THE FALLING DOWN DRUNK