Great Lakes Brewing Company Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. So delicious.

Great Lakes Brewing Company Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. So delicious.

In hotel isolation in Arlington trying to prep for a DARPA program review and an NIH proposal submission. At least my absolute favorite brewery is distributed up here.

In hotel isolation in Arlington trying to prep for a DARPA program review and an NIH proposal submission. At least my absolute favorite brewery is distributed up here.

"Daddy. Let’s make a wa-pare shop and zoo."

"Daddy. Let’s make a wa-pare shop and zoo."

Session 42 English Pale Ale from Three Notched Brewing in Charlottesville. Maybe my favorite Cville beer.

Session 42 English Pale Ale from Three Notched Brewing in Charlottesville. Maybe my favorite Cville beer.

Got a little helper today.

Got a little helper today.

Early contender for Album of the Year - Jay William Henderson’s “Hymns to my Amnesia”

Stunning, beautiful, heartbreaking, lovely.

A very Happy Anniversary to my love. Another year-of-marriage-in-review CD in the books. 

Sierra Nevada Rain Check Spiced Stout. First beer from their new NC-based east coast brewery.

Sierra Nevada Rain Check Spiced Stout. First beer from their new NC-based east coast brewery.

Strand of Oaks, Woke Up to the Light

Saddest vacation picture ever. So proud of this dude for being so brave.

Saddest vacation picture ever. So proud of this dude for being so brave.

This response to some self-righteous comment on NPR about Tim Howard’s performance yesterday was too delightful not to share. 

This response to some self-righteous comment on NPR about Tim Howard’s performance yesterday was too delightful not to share. 

Devils Backbone and Greenflash Brewing East Meets West India Pale Lager. A delicious World Cup stress soother.

Devils Backbone and Greenflash Brewing East Meets West India Pale Lager. A delicious World Cup stress soother.

Songs of June 2014

Fruits of my labor. Tomato jam, strawberry and ancho chili preserves, pickled radishes, sweet and super spicy pickles (with chili peppers I grew and dried last year). At my going rate, and the number of hours this took, I’d say each jar is worth like $80.

Fruits of my labor. Tomato jam, strawberry and ancho chili preserves, pickled radishes, sweet and super spicy pickles (with chili peppers I grew and dried last year). At my going rate, and the number of hours this took, I’d say each jar is worth like $80.