Year 34

Passion Doesn't Have to Pay

“What do you want to do when you’re out of college?” “I’m not sure” “Well, just find what you’re passionate about and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Who out there hasn’t been on the receiving end of that useless advice ten too many times? Passion is overrated. At least when it comes […]

Another Mothers Day came and went yesterday. At 34, I’ve now spent as many holidays with my mother as I have without. At times I wonder if it’s healthy for me to still feel the way I do all this time later. I mean when people say you “get over it in time” what are they talking about? […]

Beer-life Crisis


The Session, a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic. Each month, a different beer blogger hosts the Session, chooses a topic and creates a round-up listing all of the participants, along […]

I almost talked myself out of writing something today. Normally, if I don’t already have an idea of what I’d like to write when I wake up in the morning I try to let the day play out and see if any sort of theme develops. And today I’ve got nothing. I woke up tired, […]

May the Force Be With You


Believe it or not there was a time when I wasn’t one with the Force. Growing up, I thought Star Wars was weird and didn’t really want anything to do with it. It wasn’t just Star Wars that didn’t draw my interest, but Sci-fi and Fantasy altogether seemed like something only oddballs watched. As a kid […]

Over the past 6 or 7 months I’ve weaned myself away from commenting on the controversial topics I’ve come across while on social media. Like a lot of people I’ve been sucked (and admittedly baited others) into back and forth bickering that ultimately went nowhere. Why did I do this? It’s not because I saw something wrong […]

Why do I write?

Earlier today a friend of mine who writes because he loves to and also because he likes being paid for it confessed that he’s lost a little bit of his zeal for writing in recent times. More than anything it’s the writing he’s being paid for that’s been slowly sapping him of his joy. The finer details […]

I saw a meme earlier today with a saying something to the tune of “Don’t judge me for my past, but for the actions I take today”. It’s not the first time I’ve heard a saying with that type of sentiment and it certainly won’t be the last. But no matter how many times someone makes that statement, […]