It Finally Happened

It took a little while to get to this point, but I finally took the plunge. From this moment on I will no longer be posting at this location. For those of you who enjoy my writings and meanderings, I can now be found at 10th Day Publishing. Over the past year (maybe less for…

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Just in Time for Beer Week

Beer Week in Kalamazoo Michigan officially kicks off on Saturday January 11th. But there was an unofficial kick off on Friday the 10th. I spent a few minutes at a couple of the unofficial events tonight. The first happened at Bell’s General Store. The General Store is part of the complex that makes up the…

Upcoming Events

This is going to be a quick post. I am still running a little behind from the holidays (add in the blizzard of 14 and it gets a bit ugly around here). We are surviving the blizzard fairly well, but wow is it cold. Every now and then I do feel a bit like I…

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Overrated/ Underrated Does it really matter?

Wow, that was a long holiday. I hope you had a great holiday season and everything was merry and bright. Right now I feel like I a fish discovering that it can breath underwater (figure that one out). To get back into the swing of things I am jumping right into the Session for January.…

Merry Christmas

Let’s just call this out like it should be. We are about to hit the weeks of Christmas and New Years. My mind is on the holidays ahead and I feel it safe to say the same is true for you. I could spend our time in this post going over some new thought or…

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Croissants for Christmas Morning

Probably one of my favorite things in the world is a properly made croissant. For me, it needs to be made with butter, not margarine or some other butter substitute. Only real sweet cream butter brings the proper flavor to the finished treat. Notice that this project is going to take more than one post.…

Winter Traditions

I grew up thinking I knew what Wassailing was. That is such a strange word. What exactly is a wassal and why would you want to wassail it? Ya, to explain it to the young we were always told that we were going caroling. For most of us it would end there, an old antiquated…

Just in time for Christmas Morning: Scones

Here it is, I don’t do too much concerning the holidays. Just not something I do really. Sure we have our own family traditions but I don’t always think to put them up here for the world to see. Sometimes I do some things that surprise me. Well, when it comes to Christmas morning, we…

Beer Money

Today is the first Friday of the month, which means it is time for the monthly Session. For Session 82 Steve Lamond from Beers I’ve Known poses something a little different. The subject this month is the beer yarn. Tell a tale relating to beer in someway. Maybe an anecdote or a fun beer adventure…

Where were you on Repeal Day?

You may not be aware of this, but December 5th is the official date in 1933 when Prohibition was repealed in the United States. The law was a weird one where by federal rule, booze was legal again. But the states have jurisdiction over how alcohol is handled within their boundaries. This has led to…