I’ve spent thirty years in crowded nightspots, as a bartender, bar manager and general manager. I taught at The New England School of Bartending and was a contributing editor at Restaurant Hospitality magazine, writing a feature column. One of my favorite pastimes is literature, and I’ve had two academic papers published on the philosophical connection between Jack London and Friedrich Nietzsche.
A recent return to strictly bartending (and writing a book) makes me wonder why anyone would willingly give up the bar life.
(See more background in a post titled, “How I Got My Name.”)