New Basin Distillery

Madras, Oregon I know, it is not beer. But, this place has all the small-town characteristics and charm that a microbrewery does. There was one person and me, so I got the full-meal-deal tour and lots of great information. I had four samples, they were small, but this was spirits. I got a free sticker,…

Vast Expanse

I am enamored with wide open spaces. I love looking out and not being able to see the end. I em enthralled with unending horizons and roads that disappear into nothing. I am getting my fill here by the ocean. The beach just goes on and on and on, never ending. I mean, it seems…

It’s Not Camping Anymore

IIt occurred to me during my little walk this morning, that I am not camping in the previous way I knew camping. I am not looking to “get away from it all”, go to my happy place as a way to recover from not living enough in a happy place, go somewhere to recharge and…

Fuck Off Kind of Day

It’s a fuck off kind of day, when the minutes go on like hours, when you read and ponder and watch the sun cross the sky. When the light rains down like endless summer showers, when the bottle of wine seems never to run dry. It’s a fuck off kind of day when the breeze…

What I have Learned. So far, anyway.

I know it has not been that long, but man, the lessons are pouring onto me! Like the lessons, the writing is pouring OUT of me. This feels like a vacation, but then again, it is missing the quintessential element of a timeline. Sure, I have to move camp or pay again or whatever, but…

Beer

It’s not just for drinking, oh no, not for me. The word alone conjures up so many images from commercials (Bud-Wise-Er, the Rainer scooter, taste great/less filling) and an endless amount of SWAG that is out in the world. Beer companies sponsor sports and stadiums, teams and talents. To say that BEER RULES THE WORLD…