Goodbye, Mr. President

There are a but a handful of moments in time where you know you are observing history. Other moments you may not realize are history, but they stay with you for years. For me, presidential funerals are such events. I'll never forget watching Ronald Regan's funeral in 2004. Being from Illinois, as was the 40th … Continue reading Goodbye, Mr. President

Colonial Beverages: a fully ‘American’ experience

Hard cider is making a comeback. But why do we need to be literally hit over the head with an apple (okay, maybe figuratively, but the commercials are convincing) to be told its good when cider was historically one of the beverages of choice during the founding of the United States? Back when heading west … Continue reading Colonial Beverages: a fully ‘American’ experience