A friend emailed:
“I just clipped out a Wall Street Journal article for you about how journalists brains operate at a lower level than the average population because of dehydration and tendency to consume alcohol, caffeine, and high sugar foods in large quantities. And not get enough sleep.”
OK, back in my working days I was guilty of all that — and more. But, alas, those “sins” are fairly widespread in the American population, hardly unique to journalists.