To what extent is inspiration entangled with intoxication? When it comes to writing and alcohol, it’s comforting to think it’s always better to be sober. But is it?

  Judging a Book by Its Recovery Leslie Jamison’s memoiristic study of alcoholic writers Clancy Martin The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison Little, Brown and Company $30.00 List Price When I was in a suicidal phase in my life and hiding my alcoholism from my partner, I was also working on a … Continue reading To what extent is inspiration entangled with intoxication? When it comes to writing and alcohol, it’s comforting to think it’s always better to be sober. But is it?

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Happy Hour: Four Non-Alcoholic Beverages Done Right

Non-alcoholic beer tends to look like a cheap knockoff of its boozy brethren. Take O’Doul’s, Anheuser-Busch’s no alcohol beer that has sported a pseudo-Irish lager label that looks as old as its 28 years of existence. No surprise here, but O’Douls was having trouble with millennials, which is what led to its ingenious marking stunt. … Continue reading Happy Hour: Four Non-Alcoholic Beverages Done Right

Country cool – colour palette

Lush green, wheat yellow and rust brown star in this rural-inspired colour scheme that is quite contemporary.  I call it Country Cool.