Friday, September 30, 2011

The bottle and the damage done

Hi all,

Yes, I was a fledgling alkie. Although maybe not. Anyway, that was all a long time ago. Over a year. I mean, it was practically another lifetime! Thanks to Mark at the National Post for running this piece.


... on second pass, having read it again, I'd like to make a few amendments. First off, I don't think I was an alcoholic---and I only say so because to claim I was insults those out there who really have or continue to struggle with alcohol abuse. I was a daytripper, I guess. I mean, I drank WAY too much for awhile there, and I think I probably had a few of the tell-tale signs of burgeoning alcoholism. That part of the piece was simply to indicate that these (self-diagnosis) thoughts did pass through my mind at the time.

Secondly, I don't think that people who don't drink or who have quit drinking are "Mayors of No Funsville." I know plenty of teetotallers and I care for them very much. They have lots of fun. They're mayors of A Lotta Funsville. So just to clear that up ...

All best, Craig

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Vacation Update

Hi All,

Well actually not much at all happening. Enjoying a very relaxing one-week vacation in the Maritimes with my lovely girlfriend. Got to meet some old friends and enjoy a drunken debauch of a wedding. I need these vacations, lord knows. They give me a much-needed break from the rigours of unemployment.

All best, Craig.