Author Archives: Josh

About Josh

I'm an engineer, brewer, vintner, gamer, hiker, biker, and many other "-ers" besides. I grew up in Connecticut, but now live and work in Delaware. This is where I put various ramblings and musings, as well as tasty recipes for beer. Yes, beer. I brew my own beer, wine, cider, mead, and other fun fermented beverages. It's fun, easy, inexpensive, and I love it. It's something I'd love to do professionally, but that's a plan for a future day. For now I work as a chemical engineer with a bunch of great people that I'm never going to talk about here. Have a great day, and good brewing to all!

Life Lesson: Don’t Close On A House In December

Good news: I found a house, put in an offer, and had it accepted. Bad news: It took 2 months longer than expected to go to closing. You may be asking yourself why this is bad news. I had 2 … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Armistice Day

“In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard among the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We … Continue reading

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Late Summer- The Need to Write Again

Well. Three months without an update isn’t too bad, is it? Wait. Yes it is. It’s been a really busy summer here in Delaware. I’ve been all over the country and all over the world, as a matter of fact. … Continue reading

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Hell yeah, it’s Friday!

  This has been a trying week. I spent a good bit of time looking for a car, and think that I’ve found one. I’m working on finalizing some of the arrangements for a second tour of the house that … Continue reading

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House Hunt Round 1: Not Everything is Terrible (But Neither is Everything Great)

Yesterday I took some time to rant a bit about the house-hunting process, and to warn anyone out there who’s looking to make sure you take everything you see with a grain of salt. With that said, I also have … Continue reading

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House Hunting Horrors: “Minor TLC” Is A Relative Appraisal

Ladies and gentlemen, I want to put forward a motion to all the real estate agents of the world. There is such a thing as “minor TLC,” sure. I can believe that. It includes things like interior paint or trim, … Continue reading

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Oh, man…It’s like I’m a grown-up or something…

Today is a big day. Today is Serious Business. Today is my first big step into the world of being an adult in quite awhile. Y’know, since I got a college degree, got a grown-up job as an engineer, and … Continue reading

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I think I may have a problem…

Friends, I think it’s safe to say I may have gone a little bit overboard since last we spoke. All of those notebooks in that picture? Yeah…I own them. And in the case of the orange (Expedition) one, I bought … Continue reading

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Pumpkins and comics and beer, oh my!

It’s been an exciting week and a half here in Delaware. Last weekend (the 9th) I had the supreme pleasure of brewing ten gallons of one of my favorite recipes, Vlad the Impairer. This past weekend (the 15th) I had the … Continue reading

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There’s a crispness in the morning air today.

It’s that time of year again. The leaves have started to turn ever-so-slightly brown, the geese are beginning to muster for their annual flight south, and the second corn crop is about ready to be hauled in. Most importantly, the … Continue reading

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