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10

How about a glass half full?

This post is more a muse, an observation, a posed question.

First the question: Why is controlled drinking for the under-aged so frowned upon in the USA? Why does our society penalize safe and controlled introductions to drinking for those we are entrusted with?

Now the observation: We don’t, as a rule, introduce our children to safe drinking habits. And if we do, we are often met with consternation from others, and run the real risk of the aforementioned penalized actions. Generally, the blind-eye method is engaged: we let them discover the world of alcohol without a modicum of our involvement, guidance, or wisdom. Don’t get me wrong; we’re very good at the “talk”, the “warning of danger”, THAT is how American society defines our duty. Continue reading ‘How about a glass half full?’




Patrick Bartlett


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