Peek-a-boo with the littlest of my munchkins.

Peek-a-boo with the littlest of my munchkins.

Ballast Point Brewing Big Eye IPA.

Ballast Point Brewing Big Eye IPA.

@hardywood brewing The Great Return west coast style IPA. This RVA beer is brewed in honor of James River conservationists and the return of the endangered Atlantic sturgeon. Great cause, tremendous beer.

@hardywood brewing The Great Return west coast style IPA. This RVA beer is brewed in honor of James River conservationists and the return of the endangered Atlantic sturgeon. Great cause, tremendous beer.

Thank God for date nights. And Charlottesville date nights at that - where delicious Spanish tapas is backed by delightful construction equipment. Small town chic.  (at MAS Tapas)

Thank God for date nights. And Charlottesville date nights at that - where delicious Spanish tapas is backed by delightful construction equipment. Small town chic. (at MAS Tapas)

New Belgium and Three Floyd’s Grätzer Ale. A smoked sour-ish polish (?) style beer. 

Rating: 79. Sometimes you can indeed try too hard.

New Belgium and Three Floyd’s Grätzer Ale. A smoked sour-ish polish (?) style beer.

Rating: 79. Sometimes you can indeed try too hard.

It’s amazing what 24 hours of salt brine, 5 hours of air drying, and 6 hours of low temp smoking over cherry wood can do.

It’s amazing what 24 hours of salt brine, 5 hours of air drying, and 6 hours of low temp smoking over cherry wood can do.

He is a man like any other… he will become what he will become, out of the force of his person and the accident of his fate.
John Williams, Augustus
Now reading, Augustus by John Williams.         

Now reading, Augustus by John Williams.         

So my advice is this - don’t look for proofs. Don’t bother with them at all. They are never sufficient to the question, and they’re always a little impertinent, I think, because they claim for God a place within our conceptual grasp. And they will likely sound wrong to you even if you convince someone else with them. That is very unsettling over the long term. “Let your works so shine before men,” etc. It was Coleridge who said Christianity is a life, not a doctrine, words to that effect. I’m not saying never doubt or question. The Lord gave you a mind so that you would make honest use of it. I’m saying you must be sure that the doubts and questions are your own, not, so to speak, the mustache and walking stick that happen to be the fashion at any particular moment.
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

Little racy with the man-boob, but we’ve got us two mobile kids now. Let the fun begin.

Why Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Went Solo

the-feature:

Why Jeff Tweedy set aside his Wilco responsibilities for his first solo project, which features his drumming son, Spencer.

Yup. They’re brothers.

Written by Gavin Slate, Madeleine Slate, and Donovan Woods .

It is one of the great tragedies of this world that Donovan Woods is not a) better known, b) paid more to do what he does, and c) signed to a 10,000 song deal with a loving and decent record company that will let him do what he does, which is write terrific songs, constantly.

This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.

Marilynne Robinson - The Gilead

Making my annual pilgrimage through my favorite testament to faith.