A cellared 2012 @firestonewalker Sixteenth Anniversary Ale. There should be songs written about the anniversary blends from this brewery. Well beyond incredible, and a wonderful way to end a very long week.

Think eating a chocolate-covered cherry in a smoky bar in Mexico

Rating: 100. I went there.

A cellared 2012 @firestonewalker Sixteenth Anniversary Ale. There should be songs written about the anniversary blends from this brewery. Well beyond incredible, and a wonderful way to end a very long week.

Think eating a chocolate-covered cherry in a smoky bar in Mexico Rating: 100. I went there.
Sweetwater Brewing Hop Hash Double IPA. Yummy.

Sweetwater Brewing Hop Hash Double IPA. Yummy.

21st Amendment collaboration with Elysian Brewing contains two cans of He Said Baltic-style Porter and two cans of He Said Belgian-style Tripel, both brewed with pumpkin and spices. Belgian style Tripel brewed with pumpkin, galangal and tarragon. Baltic style Porter brewed with pumpkin, caraway and cinnamon.

21st Amendment collaboration with Elysian Brewing contains two cans of He Said Baltic-style Porter and two cans of He Said Belgian-style Tripel, both brewed with pumpkin and spices. Belgian style Tripel brewed with pumpkin, galangal and tarragon. Baltic style Porter brewed with pumpkin, caraway and cinnamon.

at McIntire Municipal Park

at McIntire Municipal Park

A cellared 2013 Espresso Imperial  Russian Stout to celebrate the @stonebrewingco expansion to #RVA

A cellared 2013 Espresso Imperial Russian Stout to celebrate the @stonebrewingco expansion to #RVA

Over/under on this one walking is 9 months.

Over/under on this one walking is 9 months.

Pretty excellent early morning view from the office.  (at Charlotteville Va)

Pretty excellent early morning view from the office. (at Charlotteville Va)

As near as I can tell, they introduced a purple paint and axle grease station at Montessori today.

As near as I can tell, they introduced a purple paint and axle grease station at Montessori today.

beingblog:

From Parker Palmer’s column, "A Hymn to the Passing of Summer":
Here’s a poem that seems more beautiful to me every time I read it. It’s a poem to be read aloud, and slowly, a poem to be felt even more than understood, as one might feel a song…

Seasonby W.S. Merwin
This hour along the valley this light at the end     of summer lengthening as it begins to gothis whisper in the tawny grass this feather floating     in the air this house of half a life or sothis blue door open to the lingering sun this stillness     echoing from the rooms like an unfinished soundthis fraying of voices at the edge of the village     beyond the dusty gardens this breath of knowingwithout knowing anything this old branch from which     years and faces go on falling this presence alreadyfar away this restless alien in the cherished place     this motion with no measure this moment peopledwith absences with everything that I remember here     eyes the wheeze of the gate greetings birdsongs in winterthe heart dividing dividing and everything     that has slipped my mind as I consider the shadowall this has occurred to somebody else who has gone     as I am told and indeed it has happened againand again and I go on trying to understand     how that could ever be and all I know of themis what they felt in the light here in this late summer

(W.S. Merwin received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in both 1971 and 2009 and served as U.S. Poet Laureate in 2010-2011.)

beingblog:

From Parker Palmer’s column, "A Hymn to the Passing of Summer":

Here’s a poem that seems more beautiful to me every time I read it. It’s a poem to be read aloud, and slowly, a poem to be felt even more than understood, as one might feel a song…

Season
by W.S. Merwin

This hour along the valley this light at the end
     of summer lengthening as it begins to go
this whisper in the tawny grass this feather floating
     in the air this house of half a life or so
this blue door open to the lingering sun this stillness
     echoing from the rooms like an unfinished sound
this fraying of voices at the edge of the village
     beyond the dusty gardens this breath of knowing
without knowing anything this old branch from which
     years and faces go on falling this presence already
far away this restless alien in the cherished place
     this motion with no measure this moment peopled
with absences with everything that I remember here
     eyes the wheeze of the gate greetings birdsongs in winter
the heart dividing dividing and everything
     that has slipped my mind as I consider the shadow
all this has occurred to somebody else who has gone
     as I am told and indeed it has happened again
and again and I go on trying to understand
     how that could ever be and all I know of them
is what they felt in the light here in this late summer

(W.S. Merwin received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in both 1971 and 2009 and served as U.S. Poet Laureate in 2010-2011.)

Two friends of ours lost their children this last year year in sudden, unexpected situations. This song is the finest example I’ve seen of trying to put that loss into words. Just devastating.

On Loving And Hating And Living In Manhattan

the-feature:

The pursuit of happiness has always seemed to me a somewhat heavy American burden, but in Manhattan it is conceived as a peculiar form of duty.

Tracking Marigolden - Song By Song Commentary of Field Report's New Album

Field Report’s new album is out tomorrow. It’s the best album you’ll listen to this year. Here’s its context.

at Charlotteville Va

at Charlotteville Va