Ladies Thirst, Part 1

If you read enough of the historical articles in this publication you   might start getting the idea that women didn’t used to drink. Which...

Rip Griffin, Drinking Detective: The Case of the Missing Worm

I had a slight case of the shakes the morning Juan Corona asked me to meet him at his cantina, El Puerco Ciego. I’d been...

Fast Times in the Vomitory

Fast Times in the Vomitory My troubled body dangled from the eighth floor window, gagging, convulsing, puking, and it dawned on me that I ought...

How to Perpetuate the Weekend Getaway

There comes a time in every man’s life when he suddenly realizes that he has entered a new phase. He finds himself in his thirties,...

The Great Escape

Not that long ago I heard a famous man say something like this on TV: "The alcoholic is a child, someone who can never...