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sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.18.2013
December 18     Calm, Peaceful, On   Once I center my mind I can type in the dark.  All it takes is me present and willing to flow.  Limber up the learning curve, press my fingers to the keys, let the story tell its tale.  Cease the interjections lest it all go stale....
dale-estey's picture
May.29.2013
As if we ever did. The thought of a writer having vile alcohol is akin to watching a fish ride a bicycle. Hmm - "Drink like a fish."   Well - OK - I admit to having a couple of beer at university. And Chaucer might have had a flask or two. And Shakespeare seemed to know the effects. And...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.25.2013
I'm not sure how the secret got out that many authors find alcohol as a tool to use in their various creations. Why, I discovered it all on my own. Still, there is the occasional tale of writers being too much with the grape or the wheat or the potato in its distilled form. One such tale, which...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Feb.15.2013
You know that nightmare cruise on the Carnival ship of horrors that was finally towed into Mobile with a boatload of malfunctions? Power down? Food scarce and awful?* Toilets clogged?  Shower conditions ranging from hideous to none?        “It’s like being locked in a Porta...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.31.2012
  December 31   FAILED SOUP AND DISTRUST OF BURGUNDY       What keeps me coming back to meetings and step work is an abiding mistrust of booze.  Despite promises and advertisement, hopes and folklore, I couldn’t rely on drinking to take me where I wanted to go and I...
luke-james's picture
Sep.21.2011
I’m stretched out on my bed, half my legs hanging over the end, as usual. Outside in the hall I can hear voices raised in protest against Miki’s assertion that the party is definitely fucking over. He jumps back into the room, shoulders the door shut, locks and dead-bolts it, kills the lights...
luke-james's picture
Sep.20.2011
But in the end it’s Mulligan and Dik that get to shag America, or at least a couple of long-legged, dusky stripper groupies. I half-heartedly toy with a couple of dodgy-looking punkette boilers who, in spite of how much I drink stoutly (sic) continue to look like something from one of Hogarth’s...
luke-james's picture
Mar.09.2011
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LUCKY ERIC? I once played the part Lucky Eric in John Godber’s play "Bouncers" in San Francisco. Recently, I found myself wondering, whatever happened to Lucky Eric? Pull up a beer keg, make yourself comfortable, have a wee nip of this, and I’ll tell you. Lucky Eric is sitting...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.09.2010
Drink 'Til He's Witty: The Reader's Drinking Game A recent essay in the Times points out that "rules for drinking are not so different from rules for writing." If that's true, then clearly famous literary stars need their own drinking games. Geoff Nicholson extrapolates from writing-...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.10.2010
Famous Literary Drunks & Addicts Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888): OpiumThe author of Little Women began using morphine to ease the after-effects of typhoid fever contracted during service as a nurse during the Civil War.Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images   (full article) http://www.life....