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I am a curmudgeon

I just want to get one thing out of the way quickly: I’ve never been a people person. That’s not to say I can’t get along with people; I can put on my best face when necessary and converse like a normal person when I’m required to, it’s just that I tend to not like most people with reasons ranging from “totally reasonable” to “are you serious?” 488 more words


JEAN SHEPHERD early daze- in 1959. Part III

So come on now, you know. Let’s can this. You know what the phrase is. Man, you are like all the rest of us. You are up the same creek. 855 more words

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Train travel for dummies - part 3

This piece started life as a blog post but as usual, when it came time to submit my weekly gibberish to the newspapers, I wasn’t ready with what I was working on and was not in the mood to finish it. 1,044 more words


Bitter driving

I recently calculated that, in a typical week, I spend between five and six hours driving my car. That’s right: about 3.25 percent of my life is spent strapped in a metal box, powered by highly explosive fuel, moving at varying speeds down a strip of artificial rock surrounded by similar metal boxes. 849 more words


The Enlightened Yet Ignorant Hippie, or How I Learned Who I'm Not

At my age (25), there’s a lot of talk about figuring out “who you are.” You’d think you’d realize who you are by the time you’re 19 or 20, but then you graduate from college and/or go out into “the real world” and think to yourself, “Holy fuck. 871 more words


JEAN SHEPHERD early daze- in 1959. Part II

….Just–just cling as hard as you can, to that water wing. That water wing. The one that’s taking in water–fast. That hasn’t done much flying. But nevertheless, is there waiting. 1,177 more words

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Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale

Curmudgeon 9.8% ABV / 50 IBU
Old Ale
Founders Brewing Company

This beer is quite smooth.  While not as good as I had hoped, it is still very enjoyable.   448 more words