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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

Friday Music: Law and Art


There is a concern among creative Christians regarding the reality of their work. The question is not an investigation of realism per se, but rather on the depiction of depravity. … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

How I’m Celebrating July 4th


Ah, nothing says freedom and independence like a government-mandated holiday. Instead, here’s how I’ll be spending today. I’m going to start by sleeping in.  Since I have to work 30% … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Sometimes I gotta do somethin’ even if it’s wrong”


Bourbon distiller Maker’s Mark announced last week that they would reduce the percentage of alcohol in their spirit from 45% to 42% due to “supply constraints”. In other words, six … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

I'm A Purist


A loyal reader sent this link to an article titled ‘Do You Know What’s In Your Cocktails?’, about making your own cocktail ingredients. The point being that they put all … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Scotch Tasting: Smokey Joe


I wanted to review a really nice Scotch whisky for you. Unfortunately I bought Smokey Joe, so we’ll have to review that instead. It’s an Islay, usually one of my … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Scotch Tasting: The Glenrothes 1998


Name: 1998 Distillery: The Glenrothes Type: Single Malt Country: Scotland Region: Speyside Age: 13 Years ABV: 43% Aaron Andy Nose Nose Drying Hint of Chocolate Honey Sandy Aged Vanilla Medicinal … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

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