Tag Archives: drinking

Simply mad about the booze

It seems not even sobriety will be saved from enjoying a made-for-Instagram moment, with new hashtaggable terms like “mindful drinking” and “sober curious.” No longer do you have to feel left out or uncool for being sober. You maybe don’t … Continue reading

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Three Minutes of Gardening and 30 Seconds of Heavy Drinking: Endless Winter Edition

Hello, and welcome to “Three Minutes of Gardening and 30 Seconds of Heavy Drinking.” I’m your host, Garland Faunt-Lubberly. As I gaze out the window of my humble cottage onto the fields filled with snow and the occasional corpse of … Continue reading

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Hell is sober people

Having consumed my entire life’s quota of alcohol during the first half of my adult life, I no longer drink at all. Recently, though, I had to attend a work-related reception and dinner in Montreal, and though I did not … Continue reading

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Drinking Tips for Teens ’84

Another excursion into my teen journals. I was 18 when I wrote this, in the spring of 1984, and I think now that, at that age, I should have had it more together. But it was still high school, my … Continue reading

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Rugby: not for the faint-hearted (parent)

In the 11 years I’ve been writing a newspaper column, I’ve received hate mail only two times. These being Townships readers, though, it was more like strong-dislike mail. Peevish mail, tops. The first was when I suggested that curling, like … Continue reading

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A stiff one

Winter in Canada: an endless, bleak landscape of snow and cold, without hope or pity, the unrelenting harshness chipping away at your very humanity – unless you’re a visitor to our fair province, in which case, “Bienvenue! Joie d’hiver! Pull … Continue reading

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Drinking Tips for Teens: Prom Edition

At high schools across the land, soon-to-be-graduates are thinking about their future. They’re thinking about their future after-parties on prom night and how they’re going to score some booze. Because the drinking age in Quebec is 18 and because most … Continue reading

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