Friday, February 27, 2015

the lesson from the dress/color discussion

Friday, February 13, 2015

cold Friday thoughts (again)

Friday, February 06, 2015

cold Friday thoughts

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Deja Brew: 6 kettles ready for game time

The "Band of Brewers" returned to Deja Brew to bottle our most recent 6 kettles worth and bring them home to enjoy this weekend. Our tally is now 260 kettles and 130 unique beers since the group did its first 3 kettles back in 2006.

The cap codes for the 6 recents beers are as follows:

Bl = Blueberry Ale L = Leftover IPA N = Nessie Scotch Ale D = Dunrovin Stout S = Stunner English Cream Ale(blank) = Bassalope

beer cap codes
beer cap codes

The listing of those beers made 3 or more times is shown below:

Beer Total
Stunner 17
Blueberry Ale 15
Hearty Christmas Ale 9
Lawnmower Lager 7
Llevar Porter 6
Downtown Brown 5
Evil Santa's Ale 5
Pumpkin Ale 5
Sammy's Octoberfest 5
Steel Rail Pale Ale 5
Dunrovin Stout 4
Goibniu 4
Hirschgarden Marzen 4
Light Irish Stout 4
Lobster Claw 4
McTartan’s Scotch Ale 4
Wachusett Pale 4
Bassalope 3
Double Scotch Ale 3
Killer Honey Ale 3
Nessie Scotch Ale 3
Off Kilter Scotch 3
Oktoberfest Beir 3
Rusty Anchor Lager 3
Tim’s Dim Wit Bier 3
Winter Jubilee Barley Wine 3

Friday, January 30, 2015

quiet Friday

sunrise on a nearby corner in our snow covered wonder
sunrise on a nearby corner in our snow covered wonder

Friday, January 23, 2015

Reflections Jan 23

Friday, January 09, 2015

the new year 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015

3 Word Goals: Mentor, Leverage, Exercise

Following Chris Brogan's practice of 3 word goals, I have turned the page for this new year.


No, I am not being lazy. I think wisdom is arriving with the days I spend. These three words have worked well for the past couple of years and I see no compelling reason for change this time around.

Exercise, Leverage, and Mentor will be the three word goals for 2015.

Exercise - as a life long runner, it has been an issue for me not to have run since mid-July 2013. As mentioned, I developed "Morton's neuroma". Cortisone shots in January did not help. I was able to walk but not run. I went back to the doctor in December as I was getting to thepoint where I miss running too much. Another cortisone shot and advice to not wait so long to return to the doctor is where I am now. Exercise is needed and while walking can work, I want to run.

Leverage - I have come to find more and more that leveraging the network is the way to go. i do this regularly and need to do more of this.

Mentor - one of the key ways to help those around me is via mentoring. I did some. I can still do more. 

(for those who may have visited earlier, as I was walking after posting this, I realized that re-ordering to spell ELM, as in the tree, would be easier to remember and hence follow.)

Do you have a goal setting process? 

What is your goal for 2015?