Those are the kind of days when prayer helps. Remember when they said, "There are no atheists in foxholes?" Well, sure as shit, that applies with the morning after prayer, "Lord, let this, whatever it is, stay down." After a few swallows, without fatal repercussions, faith is reaffirmed. I tell you, a drink like that is the real Breakfast of Champions. If nothing else, it separates the amateur drinkers from the professionals. In fact, some of my most interesting days have begun that way.
Alan Catlin recently finished a novel about a doomed bartender called From The Waters Of Oblivion. "Breakfast of Champions," while not exactly an homage to childhood hero Mickey Mantle, is definitely part of a long series of short shorts entitled How they Live On The Moon.
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