Hobbies are weird. Getting older is weird. The older i get the more of these weird little hobbies i find myself interested in. There have been (and still are) many hobbies that make no real sense. Making beer, home improvement. I don't get them. Most men my age, take up golf or fishing, but no …
Author: Barton Carter
You Gonna Drink That?
Maybe hazy ciders will be the next thing...
View from an Airport
I’m generally happy to be traveling again. It does drive a bit of anxiety with the number of breakthrough Covid cases among people I know. However, the view doesn’t hurt.
“Hello, I’m Madeleine Halsey. I’m here to pick up my prescription.” The pharmacy is ancient, chipped formica, glass partition with green tinges at the edges. The only nod to this century are the too bright aquarium LEDs someone had installed, poorly. *Blink* A puppy sniffs and licks at your nose. The smell of puppy breath …
Books I’m Reading
Currently Reading Sharpe's Company by Bernard Cornwell The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig Finished Books 2022 The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett Heaven's River by Dennis E Taylor Tricked by Kevin Hearne Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis The Sins of Our Fathers by James S.A. Corey Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett Murder by Other …
Pandemic Pale Recipe
So, every beer has a story. This beer started when I opened my freezer and found a half pound of Centennial hops that had been completely forgotten about. I love this hop variety. It features in some of my favorite beers. Described as: …balanced bittering and aromatic hop with a decidedly American nature and uniquely …
Not a bad way to spend a snowy Sunday afternoon. That is all
What beats a Homebrewed IPA
Not many things, Cheers!
He stands upon the subway platform naked. His only armor, his smile. A broad blinding thing it disarms you, almost stops you from seeing the sadness and fear behind his eyes. Almost. An old man holding onto his dream, smiling and hoping you don't see that scared boy. That boy wanting to make his mother …
The Devil’s Toy Chest
My daughter just bought her first house, and found this gem in the shed as we were helping to move her in. I swear I could hear creepy little girls singing Ring Around the Rosie as the lid went up. Bonus: here's the track that was playing in my mind as we opened it.