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Ottawa, Ontario

Just a little corner of the interwebz where I occasionally jot down a thought or two. Why do I do it? Partly to communicate in some way with you, the reader, and partly because it's some sad way of leaving a legacy of some kind I guess.


why I can't drink


An inherent part of living on ship is drinking and often this means drinking to excess. It may be an unfounded statistic that more crew members get disciplined on ships in general due to excessive drinking than for anything other cause. Then again, it may not be so unfounded...

Its clearly taken me a long time to come to this realization but I've decided that I can't drink on ships anymore. Some ship folks might say that this is because I'm hungover or just in need of a break but I'm pretty sure this isn't the case. I find that I'm grumpy and just generally in a funk the following day even if I haven't had much to drink at all.

Maybe I'm old, maybe I'm just boring... But that's why I can't drink.