Anglo-American writer of Philosophy, Politics, Music, Science, Sobriety, and the History of Ideas. Born in the UK, lived in Florida for 10+ years, loves travel.


People who don’t have issues with alcohol find not boozing very easy

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A few years back, I heard an addiction expert say something that lodged in my brain and stayed with me. She explained that if you struggle to cease or moderate your alcohol consumption, then, pretty much by definition, you have a problem.

When it comes to booze, people who are…


This is how it goes for me

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I remember watching an interview with the rock singer Alice Cooper, who struggled with an addiction to alcohol, as well as other substances, for many years.

He described a relapse he’d experienced when, after being sober for a couple of years, he took several slurps of his wife’s wine. …

It can be tough to survive, never mind thrive

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I watched a great video by the Canadian academic, psychologist, and YouTube personality Jordan Peterson where he argues that having a creative mind is actually more of a burden than a benefit.

This runs against the conventional view that creatives have a big advantage over others in modern society. I’ve…


Here are 3 things that I’ve learned regarding going to social drinking events.

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One of the things that’s difficult when you first quit alcohol is going to social events where you know that there’s going to be a lot of people drinking.

It’s tempting just to skip these happenings altogether, and maybe that’s a good idea for some people, but I always wanted…

I’m actually pleased. The toll on my old body of playing at a higher level has been brutal.

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We all live for different things. For me, playing sports has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Since I moved to Florida, the focus has been very much on tennis.

As well as being a main source of fun, competition and exercise…

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