Not Drinking

            What’s the big deal about taking a break from alcohol?  According to biblical lore, the prophet Moses retreated to a mountain for forty days and forty nights, without food or water, and returned with the Ten Commandments in hand.

            In early 2014, I decided on forty days as the minimum time that I would stay completely sober, mostly as part of a weight loss effort. I had no plans to finish anything in that time so important as what Moses accomplished.