Ed H is a real alcoholic. Sometimes he gets ahead of himself, sometimes he jumps back a few decades to add just the right fact. This happens both geographically and chronologically. We used datelines (like in a newspaper) to announce the story was set in places like: “ILLINOIS to FT. BENNING, GEORGIA” and even “EVERYWHERE.” To further help the reader keep up with the breakneck speed of some of the transitions, the editorial device of these icons has been added to the text:
We hope you find the travels fun and, especially if you’re a real alcoholic, too — helpful!