Jarrod May At The Tap Brewery, Bloomington, Indiana
If you live within a day’s drive of Bloomington or Indianapolis, go to The Tap and give this guy’s beer a whirl. While it is true that he is allegedly related to me, and while it also seems that he wears the same sweatshirt every day, he really knows his way around beer. And now…
Buy This Now: Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing
This band is “holy shit good”. https://wisc.bandcamp.com/album/wolves-in-sheeps-clothing
2015 Summer Wonders #72: Hey! Ice Cream!
Another summer wonder: ice cream trucks. Imagine a world where people with ice cream spontaneously appear on your street! It’s beautiful. I know the folks in the photo–they ran an immensely popular local restaurant for years before selling it and starting the ice cream gig as a semi-retirement thing. The ice cream is outstanding. The…
Where’s Chuck? Wednesday 7.29.15
I’m on vacation, but I planned ahead. Presuming that we stay on track, we’ll be seeing a lot of cool things–here’s what I hope to see today. Turkey Run State Park, Indiana. Snuggled up against the Illinois border, some shocking beauty in the land of unending cornfields.
Audra Burns Gubna Pence
Speaks for itself. http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/audra_mcdonald_just_slammed_indiana_gov_mike_pence_with_the_most_amazing_tweets
Indiana State Codifies Hate
In a shocking (to civilized human beings) development, Indiana Governor Mike Pence flourished his burning cross ballpoint pen and signed Senate Bill 101, the ” Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” a so-called “religious freedom” law which forbids state or local governments from “substantially burdening a person’s ability to exercise their religion–unless the government can show it…
Local Football Playoffs–An Update
I’ve been talking about the local high school football team a lot over the past two months–it’s been an exciting year, watching kids I’ve known since preschool and kindergarten compete like the fine young men they’ve become, and I feel compelled to keep you informed. Just in case. There was a considerable supply of joy…
And The Home Team Makes The Playoffs
Friday night, the local high school team, which we follow more closely than usual of late, owing to our familiarity with many of the players, pulled out another big win, and I’d be remiss not to mention it. We live in a small town–about 30,000 folks in the two municipalities that, together, form our community,…
Weekend Report: Kennywood, Todd Snider, Football, Apples.
I worked a late day Friday, cleaning up leaves on a pleasant autumn afternoon, under bright clear skies, the hills around we alight with gold and fiery red leaves. Fall is slipping away quickly. It always does. Since my children were young I have counseled them to keep their heads up and their eyes open…
Homecoming Football Game
So, the Homecoming football game turned out well. It rained before and after the game, but not during, and the kids did pretty well. A news team from KDKA-2 Pittsburgh showed up–cool for the kids. Blows my mind to watch this video, though, despite being there in person: I’ve known at lot of these kids…