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Ladyface Ale Company update

on January 31st, 2010 by mark

Since I posted a review of Ladyface Ale Company here, I felt an update was deserved and fair. My wife, sister-in-law and I ventured out Saturday night and since sis hadn’t yet been exposed to the joys of Ladyface ales, we took her there. The place was packed. We walked in the door to maybe […]

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Sauntering

on January 30th, 2010 by mark

“I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking, that is, of taking walks — who had a genius, so to speak, for sauntering, which word is beautifully derived “from idle people who roved about the country, in the Middle Ages, and asked […]

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Light from Other Sources

on January 27th, 2010 by mark

Too easy to pick on the President. The man can speak, I’ll give him that. But, the jury is in–and while he’s a fine speaker, he’s a piss poor Executive and his governance is…well….bad. So, on to cooler climes. Peanut had a brilliant 24 hours. She has shown a kind of maturity and responsibility that […]

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Paging Mr. Gore…Mr. Al Gore–Your planet is calling.

on January 24th, 2010 by mark

I’m on a political roll, so I have decided to continue. What I’ve become increasingly interested in, though, is the facts behind the issues. This is not to say that I was only interested in opinions before, but that I spent a lot of time on commentary, and less time on showing the facts. That […]

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I defer to the gentleman from Canada

on January 23rd, 2010 by mark

Conrad Black of the National Post writes this–and it’s so good, so correct and so incisive that you should read it. I’ll write later. For now, Mr. Black…

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Pick, Pick, Pick

on January 20th, 2010 by mark

I read James Lileks incessantly. He’s a personal inspiration to me and a fine writer. Courtesy of his Bleat tonight, James provides what he calls The Best Cheese Commercial Ever. I’m inclined to agree–and in keeping with the rest of my post, think metaphorically of the trap as Massachusetts Democrats and the mouse as Scott […]

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Let the Gloating Begin

on January 19th, 2010 by mark

Yes, and so I shall. The link I will provide is here. Only one, yes. For the political earthquake that hit Massachusetts this evening will indeed fall on deaf ears in the White House. The Senate cannot be so abrasive, of course. Evan Bayh of Indiana, Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, […]

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Ladyface Alehouse

on January 18th, 2010 by mark

Thought I’d take a break from the usual and post a kind of review. Before I do though–it’s good to know that by this time tomorrow night, I will be hopefully gloating about the election in Massachusetts. Until then… I’ve dreamed of opening a true brewpub for years. Many friends of mine have flirted with […]

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One More Thing…

on January 17th, 2010 by mark

It’s not a normal evening. Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday and so the public schools, of which I am a plebian inmate, are closed. I’m not so far down the drain that holidays are nirvana to me. But I can see a time coming when they will be, I suppose. I still like […]

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All in All

on January 14th, 2010 by mark

The occasion is that so much is happening that life is awake, alive with dreams and with commitments. Rendezvous and meetings, distances traveled and lessons learned. In the midst of the grip, I was off to Santa Maria to meet with Dave Corey, he of Core Wine so that I could sign him on to […]

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