They Created a Monster

From the Bottle Some people acquire tastes. I acquired a taste for sushi, however, I was born with a taste for alcohol. Growing up, starting from as far back as I can remember, age three or four, our parents gave us sips from their drinks. Wine, beer, Dewers on the rocks with a splash of soda (or…

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Adult Learning

Just back from teaching a Wilderness Medicine course.  This is my 4th year directing the course, and every year I learn a ton. On this particular trip, I found myself in a conversation with some well-travelled senior medical students.  We discussed one of my favorite subjects: traveling alone. Sweeping generalization, but for many folks in…