And now for something completely different. For those of you who don’t know me well, I love beer. I spend much of my free time interfacing with the beer world - visiting breweries, reading beer books, listening to beer podcasts, and scoping out local bottle shops. While traveling, I always plan around what beer-related fare … Continue reading The Brewer’s Tale
We live in a conspiratorial world. Popular discourse is permeated by conspiracy theories which have become an inescapable part of the American political and media landscape. No longer is conspiracy the stuff of tinfoil hats and the “lunatic fringe” - conspiracy is mainstream. While more outlandish ideas like...
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Near the end of Joe Talbot and Rob Richert’s wondrous The Last Black Man in San Francisco, the protagonist Jimmy Fails confronts a young female Silicone Rush immigrant in a Muni bus complaining to her mother about how much she hates living there. Fails: “You don’t get to hate San Francisco. You don’t get to … Continue reading The Dreamt Land
Here are some numbers you should keep in mind the next time you hear a billionaire assert that their business cannot afford to pay a $15 minimum wage. If we take one of the $170 billion dollars that is the current projected value of Walton family's Walmart estate and project it over the course of … Continue reading $15 an hour
As an act of penance for the sins I’ve committed and my role in the Covid crisis, I have given up Kentucky bourbon. I have made a solemn oath before God not to drink it until I have reached fuller clarity on what my spiritual duties are in response to the disaster. All lovers of … Continue reading Kentucky Bourbon Fast
February 17, 2020 Dear Mijovići of Montenegro (as well as other friends and family): This letter began as an effort to send New Year’s wishes to all the Mijoviches of Montenegro and thank you once again for the hospitality shown us during our time with you. This letter also intended to convey further information that … Continue reading Thank you, Myoviches of Montenegro