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Let's Level The Field on "Local": An Immodest Proposal

 The proposal you’re about to read is fairly simple but it would require some cojones and collective effort of a type at which America’s beverage cultures – beer, wine, and spirits – are not very good. 1,423 more words


Just A Phase

“It’s just a phase.” Some people use this phrase to describe a little tyke who’s going through the terrible twos and needs to learn a little discipline. 377 more words


Sunrise and the Smartphone

I’m a big fan of proper in-camera work with little or no post processing. I’m also a huge fan of convenience, so I really, really… 224 more words


The Building of a Soapbox

In about one month’s time from me writing this post, I will be turning 20 years old. I’ll be in the midst of that phase between child and adult, no longer a teenager but still unable to buy a beer at the local bar, allowed to still live at home but oh God do I not want to. 323 more words


Sunday soapbox

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse. 57 more words


Greener Pastures

Chapter 2 – Greener Pastures

My quest for greener pastures began in 2011 when I was compelled to leave Chinatown, the only home I knew in Washington D.C. 1,418 more words


True American Dream

Sorry, I feel like standing on a soapbox…

You know what’s frustrating, being told your whole life something that does not work out for everyone. Or even the majority. 437 more words