Archives for June 2016

Cat-sitting in PDX

The time off from work had been arranged. The plane tickets and hotel had been paid. The travelers were excited. And then the cat got sick. Sick as in hospitalized with the emergency vets’ over the weekend. (Digestive complications.) Thirty-six hours before her departure, our daughter called near tears to report that her beloved feline […] Read the full article…

The Power of Passion

Homebrew Con 2016 From Biblical times to modern day Hollywood, human beings have loved stories about passion-driven people who accomplished extraordinary things. Passion, hard work and discipline are behind the success of almost every athlete, Fortune 500 CEO and famous musician. Passion has been at the root of Super Bowl wins, civil rights reforms and […] Read the full article…

A Lost Abbey and an Open Tab

So, last week’s post ended with me almost literally running into Gwen Conley when I walked into The Lost Abbey and Gwen calling out, “Open tab!” to the bartenders before heading back into the brewery after we’d had a great chat. Before I get into the amazing beers that followed, a little history on how […] Read the full article…