Category Archives: General Musings

The Big Picture: beer; the world; the universe; beer. That sort of things.

Eli, Hale

Last weekend I was up in Maine with my family, sneezing up the state, eating everything that wasn’t nailed down, and hanging out with my folks and extended sibs: Dad the Painter, Mom the Birdwatching Retired Attorney, Ballet Dancer Brother … Continue reading

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Spruce Bruce

Like Arthur Dent of The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I never mastered Thursdays. Or at least that’s what it feels like today, and it’s Thursday, isn’t it? Q.E.D. And don’t get me started on mathematical induction, while we’re … Continue reading

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Did He Say That Out Loud … ?

For best results it generally goes like this: 1. Think. 2. Talk. Otherwise you end up with hilarious and perhaps revealing babble. Viz: George W. Bush: Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking … Continue reading

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21st Century Schizoid Pocketknife

This is how I know it’s the future. We’re sliding backward far and fast if you want to talk culture, progress, empathy, equality, understanding, illumination, justice, prosperity, or benevolence — but man, we sure have some cool toys. This Swiss … Continue reading

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All Of The Above

I’m on the cell this morning with Vikki Walls from the Dewey Beach Music Conference & Festival, one of my favorite annual late-September events. Dewey Beach is a terrific conference, and I love it as much for the meeting and … Continue reading

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Meat It Is I Set It Down

New York is at its best when you can shake your head and smile and say, “Only here; this could only happen here; only in New York.” Tuesday night the upper reaches of the A train whisk me to the … Continue reading

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Stijl and Class

I hadn’t had the pleasure of Greg.org until this morning, when a chance browse brought me to his thoughts on how he would protest the Republican convention. As the Democrat omelette starts its sizzle up in Boston, grappling with paranoia, … Continue reading

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The Monkey Wench

The media, having failed to rouse Nessie from her estival slumber, are all jumping up and down and scratching their armpits about a female macaque named Natasha, that started to walk upright after a severe illness that likely caused brain … Continue reading

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The —ing Truth

Some books are like winter coats. They languish out of sight in trunks and closets like reproaches, as we lope and bay in the fertile seasons. And then, by climate or whimsy, out they come, a bit bent or rickety, … Continue reading

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PG-13 Woad House

Being a Condensed Treatment of the New Moving Picture King Arthur, in Hopes that 115 or More Minutes of Your Life might be Devoted to More Fruitful Purfuits. By Linus Gelber. Copyright © 2004 Linus Gelber, All Rights Reserved. The … Continue reading

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