Sober diaries

Clare Pooley starts her memoir by describing with much detail the hangover following her birthday party. “My brain seems to have shrunk to the size of a marble, and it’s banging off the sides of my head like a game of pinball. I’m sweating alcohol and drowning in successive waves of nausea.” To make it…

Booze and Me

      A view of the Ngong Hills By SS in Nairobi, Kenya I know I drank a lot and considered myself a heavy drinker but not out-of-control. I thought because my drink of choice towards the end of my drinking career was just beer, there was not much to worry about as it’s the softest …

Being sober doesn’t mean being an alcoholic

In his book, Kick the Drink Easily, Jason Vale offers a different perspective on alcohol. When I stopped drinking, I found the the way he was dissecting alcohol and the place it takes in our lives very refreshing and liberating. “Alcohol is the only drug in the world where, when you stop taking it, you…