Anticipation-Letdown

Do you remember that intense excitement?  Do you recall the degree of anticipation?  Can you feel the intense desire for that highly sought after experience? Perhaps, when you were a young child, there was a planned trip to an amusement park.  You had the knowledge weeks in advance of the date of the trip.  As the […]

Elements of Progression

Eyes forward.  One foot in front of the other. Eyes forward.  One foot in front of the other. Eyes forward.  One foot in front of the other. I have a passion.  I really, truly, love to hike.  Sometimes I hike with friends, sometimes I hike alone.  Tandem hikes breed companionship, closeness, and understanding between two, […]

Ella vs. Ralphius

Free Will continues to come across my radar with interesting, unique, and boundary-challenging beers.  Though it has been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to review anything from Free Will, the presence of two, available, barrel-aged beers, provides ample prodding to pit them against each other, and write a review.  The fact that these […]

Bigger, Better, More

The world is consumed by its need for bigger, better, and more. We are taught to seek bigger cars, bigger trucks, bigger planes, bigger boats, and bigger motorcycles.  We want bigger bombs, and bigger explosions.  We are conditioned to desire larger houses, and huge lots of sprawling property.  We think that the expansive, and most […]