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A Datsun Graveyard

November 30, 2011
I watched one of my neighbors lovingly washing his car earlier this week. The windshield was cracked, the paint oxidized and beyond the redemption of any brand of car wax known to man. There were dents and scrapes from one...

Liquor flows easily 1853 San Francisco

September 9, 2011
1853 was a boom year for the new city growing rapidly along the San Francisco Bay. About seven hundred and forty-five thousand tons of goods were imported that year, worth in those days more than thirty-five million dollars...

The boom and bust of San Francisco business

August 22, 2011
From the very beginning of the gold rush goods of all kinds flowed into the harbor of San Francisco from all over the world. The trade in these goods was huge and extraordinarily brisk, but the market was subject to...

Imports invade Italian tunnel

February 2, 2011
Somewhere in Italy, a group of enthusiasts decided to throw down and have some old fashioned fun with their vehicles. How much fun can you have with a group of modified imports and a tunnel? If the expressions of bystanders...

Mikkeller Single Hop IPAs: compare and contrast

October 14, 2010
Not long ago, I wrote that I was not too impressed with Mikkeller beers. At the time, that was true based on what limited samplings I had tried—but one must keep sampling, with opinions always evolving. And despite...

When a "Deficit" is not a Deficit

October 3, 2010
Some wine is dry. What's dry cannot be wet. Therefore, some wine is not wet.I am sure you instantly see the error in the logic. Of course, because when referring to dry wine, I am not referring...

Battle of the Imports Postponed

September 21, 2010
The Battle of the Imports scheduled for this Sunday, September 19, 2010 has been postponed to Saturday, October 2, 2010 due to challenging weather conditions. “We have been monitoring the weather closely over the past few days and it...

What to make of Mikkeller's Big Worse

March 26, 2010
I have been deliberately avoiding writing about the Mikkeller beers, even though they have been available here in North Texas for many months now. This is not a simple brewery, nor a simple story.Mikkeller is the latest “rebel...