While my children go to sleep with dreams of holiday presents and treats, my slumber is filled with all of the wonderful beer to be consumed in the colder months of the year. No, I'm not a huge "Pumpkin" ale fan, but I know a lot of people are. For me, Fall is for … [Read more...] about Imperial Russian Stout Recipe
The heat index over the weekend here in the Midwest was up around 100 degrees, but the calendar is saying that summer is almost over. As a parent, I find that the summers are strong markers of my children’s progress and development. My son and my daughter are home … [Read more...] about What a Great Summer with My Kids
I remember one day in the late summer of 1988. At 10 years of age, I was stumbling out of childhood and into my teenage years. It was still early enough on in this process that I was certainly more child than not, but I was beginning to see the larger world around me. My … [Read more...] about The Best Summer Rock Song Ever? What’s Your Vote?
Three days ago I was walking into the Beverly Hills Four Seasons and I thought I saw the bass player for Green Day standing in the lobby and talking on his cell phone. He appeared to be arguing with someone. I was pretty sure that it was him although I am no Green Day scholar … [Read more...] about A Father Figures
As a child of the 80's, I have grown up with video games. Now that I am a father of two children, I am excited to continue to play video games with them. As video games have matured over the past couple decades, they have certainly become more and more real and, yes, violent. … [Read more...] about Ratchet and Clank for PS4 Review