Philosophical Musings

Originally posted on Blessed are the Poor in Spirit:
“In relation to their systems most sytematisers are like a man who builds an enormous castle and lives in a shack close by; they do not live in their own enormous systematic buildings. But spiritually that is a decisive objection. Spiritually speaking a man’s thought must…

Ten Eclectic Aphorisms

Originally posted on Blessed are the Poor in Spirit:
I. True zeal is not fanaticism, but is, properly speaking steadfastness, patience, endurance. II. The best books are always plain, but firmly bound on the outside whilst being rich in wisdom on the inside–so too the best men. III. The wealthy man despairs over his vain…

Concerning the Fire

Originally posted on Blessed are the Poor in Spirit:
Stephanie called me in a panic; as one can imagine, dealing with something like this first hand can be quite the experience. An experience that many will thankfully not have to go through. Nevertheless, after a failed attempt at deep-frying–and throwing water on a grease fire–I…

Max 40 Tons

Originally posted on sanslartigue:
Even WordPress has a limit, and Sanslartigue is just about to reach it.  It’s taken six and a half years, but we’ve used 99% our allotted storage space, so it’s time to start fresh! Some of you have been here since the very beginning, and more of you find me every…

Books and Brew

Originally posted on Thebeerchaser:
Thebeerchaser’s home office and library  –  See narrative below I have written about books devoted to beer and brewing in prior posts.  Examples include Jeff Alworth’s, The Beer Bible which Goodreads states, “….is the ultimate reader-and drinker-friendly guide to all the world’s beers.”  Another volume I’ve mentioned and purchased from the Mount…