Impending Ascent

Too often things that are  readily available are taken for granted.  The luxuries that we have at our fingertips are often assumed to be commonplace.  We scramble like manic insects to reap our bread, milk, and eggs when snow arrives,  Will the ability to generate french toast sustain us through the aggressive elements?  We panic […]


It seems I once again draw inspiration from WordPorn. This site has an uncanny knack for titillating the grey matter and arousing the synapses.  I have encountered quite a few excellent words thus far from this site, but as I have been lax in reviewing brews of late, this subtle premonitory signal prompts action. Brumous […]

I go to the barn because I like the

Indirect inspiration for this post, mainly because… We used to pool our meager cash to purchase a few choice hours in an isolated environment. It was a short drive away and in a day sans the prevalence of cell phones might as well have been hours away.  Yet, this was a cheap, easy departure from […]

May nothing but happiness come through your door

Today’s title draws inspiration from the title of track 7 from the album Come on Die Young by Mogwai. The guitar riffs a penetrating, looping sequence, while the drummer and bassist maintain the constitution, and gradual build of the song.  It slowly progresses to a gritty tensing climax of clashing symbols and teeth clenching guitar […]

You are Free

In an industry where the serious patrons are constantly seeking the next great taste craze or that extremely hard to get brew. Sometimes, those beers that are closest and most accessible are often overlooked. Prior discussion involved the search for Pliny the Younger.  And while the journey was abundantly enjoyable yet moderately arduous, does exclusivity […]

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to the Heavens

It was some time near the year 2001 when I ventured into Media Play to seek out my weekly CD purchase.  I had very little disposable income and what I had was used for the 15 dollars of bliss that I would listen too obsessively. I had watched one of my favorite movies of all […]