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This NYT piece had great potential, none of it actualized. It was just the same palaver: empty stomach increases effect of alcohol, the sun further dehydrates you, yada and yads.

I think the cue ("Why do we like to drink in the afternoon?") could've led to a nice reflection on our need to shift our customary attitudes, to remove cares, to buck against the left hemisphere's relentless (and merciless) driving tendencies . . . and thereby to open oneself to the Tao.

Those, anyway, are themes I think I would've pursued.

But no, the article opted for the Neanderthal route: quote a few doctors to come up with a material cause for the sensation. If you're not a NYT subscriber, I wouldn't burn one of your free articles on this one.

The only reason I even bothered posting this story is because it corroborates the sensation that I've had since my teenage years: daytime drinking is different than evening drinking . . . . in a good way.

Inklings and Tuesday Beer
It is Nature, it is the Way, the Road. It is the Way in which the universe goes on, the Way in which things everlastingly emerge, stilly and tranquilly, into space and time. It is also the Way which every man should tread in imitation of that cosmic and supercosmic