I signed up for a class on "common off-flavors" in beers and it turned out to be a really interesting workshop on what can go wrong in the brewing process, and why. It was led by Mary Izzet and she covered seven off-flavors, using Miller Lite as the "control beer," with all but the last off-flavor demonstrated with it.
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any. –Russell Baker That Baker quote has been on my About Page forever, but I only just recently realized its irony … Continue reading Writers Write, Even When They Don’t Realize It
My 8-year-old son has become a huge Star Wars fan over the past several months, without overt encouragement, as he's now seen all seven movies, and the new Clone Wars animated series has become appointment viewing for us almost every Friday night. He has three lightsabers, two of which he bought with his own allowance; … Continue reading The Force is Strong in Him
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoGYx35ypus] "We live in an amazing, amazing world, and it's wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots that don't care." [1:30] I've never seen Louis CK in action before, but my favorite humor is the insightful observational kind and this clip is hilarious, primarily because it's all so true. I say burn it all … Continue reading Everything’s amazing, nobody’s happy
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl95eDA_uR4] ...and do it YOUR way. ETA: Okay, I hate posts of videos with no real content, especially on a day Seth Godin challenges everyone to blog something interesting. I woke up this morning with Sinatra's "My Way" stuck in my head on repeat and it was a good thing. A timely reminder to clearly … Continue reading When in doubt, follow Frank’s lead