My thoughts on Brexit, Trump and the World

After whats been a crazy week and year it seems on international news, I put my thoughts down on what I think it means for Canada.  You can read it here.

Despite what is going on around the world, I’m an optimist.  I believe that when people are scared they will believe almost anything told to them.  And therefore will do just about whatever someone with an agenda will tell them to do.  However despite how broken the world might seem at the moment, I do believe that it can be fixed.  And that people can aspire to their better angels.  That is if they are inspired with the right kind of leadership.

That’s where Canada can come into play.  I’ll it to you to read what I wrote.  Feel free to comment and leave your thoughts.  Agree or don’t agree, I’m open to new ideas.  Just keep in mind my comment policy.  Thanks!

My first attempt at being a brewmaster

So it’s been a while since I last posted a blog, but this seemed like an appropriate occasion to dive back into things.

I love beer.  I mean really love it.  Especially craft beer.  I love trying new beers from small breweries in Ontario.  I’m always fascinated by the love of brewing that these small entrepreneurs have.  I really would love to see some of them really make it big on their own.  However I know that it’s virtually impossible.  That’s a post for another day.

A while back my inlaws purchased as a gift for christmas a home brewing kit from Torontobrewing.ca.  I finally got around to putting it into action today.

Here’s a pic of my set up.

My kettle, hops, yeast and mix on my stove top
My set up for my homebrew

I’m not going to get into a play by play, as I’ll be honest it’d probably bore you.  What I did love about it was playing with chemistry of the process, getting the boil to the right temperature, adding the hops at the right point.  Timing it all perfectly.  I’m still waiting for it to ferment in three weeks time.  So for all I know it could be for naught.  I think I’ll stick with it though.  It’s fun.  It’s time consuming.  It’s also an exercise in patience.  Who knows how this will all pan out.

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