Samuel Adams Fat Pumpkin 2014

Samuel Adams Fat Jack. Spice and pumpkin flavors are very light, despite “over 28lbs of pumpkin per barrel”. Malty and a very heavy body. Warm aftertaste with some sips having too much alcohol flavor for my palate. A stout 8.5% ABV.

Overall not a bad attempt by Samuel Adams, but it is nowhere near the autumnal ambrosia of Alewerks Pumpkin Ale.


We can not afford to be divided.

I had a few friends over this weekend, and as usual, the topic of guns came up. We had a lively discussion about gun rights, and some old friends surprised me with the admission they owned guns. They lean left on the political spectrum and I just assumed they were anti-gun. My friends then mentioned they don’t talk about guns with their friends, as most of them are vehemently anti-Constitution. I nodded, understanding that this issue was divisive, even among close friends.

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I miss real journalism

I miss real journalism. Today’s creative writers just cut and paste. From a Rolling Stone article:

“One of the most popular pistols is the Glock, a short-recoil operated, semi-automatic pistol produced by Glock Ges.m.b.H. in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.”

From Wikipedia:
“The Glock pistol… is a series of polymer-framed, short recoil operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Glock Ges.m.b.H., located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.”


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