Taking Days Off

A confession: Once, I don't know how old I was, I wasn't really in the mood to go to school, so I turned on the light next to my bed, closed my eyes, and let the warmth from the lamp warm my forehead. Taking my temperature by hand, my mom decided I was burning up …

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The Perks of Being a Beer Writer

Last Tuesday, I went to the courthouse to endure the brutal civic task of jury duty. Actually, that's misleading. I think I would be a terrific juror; The pain in the ass would have been figuring out a daytime plan for the 8-month old that lives with us. Child care wouldn't really count as a …

Reddit List

I came across one of those links on Reddit that was something like "100 Books Every Man Should Read" lists. I'm a sucker for those even if, amongst those 100, the books are pretty much a list of classics that have been listed for decades (they'll throw a few contemporary Pulitzer winners to make it …