Scribbleskiff is staying in port this week. We’re taking a little extra time to rest from the recent business of busyness, making a few needed adjustments after receiving an overload of plenitude (though we’re still not sure if fare was fowl or fowl was fare) and discovering an understockage of clever. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t readying ourselves for the next adventure. For instance, we’re keeping our weather eye trained on a rapidly approaching, unusually large front of seasonally heavy drafts — and we’re fully prepared to manage the deluge. We’re already hearing the alluring calls of holiday sirens adrift on the channel, as well, and we have been receiving reports of new books and sundry items worthy of gifting (and regifting) during the impending period of mirthfulness (click here if you want additional ideas). And much, much more.
So, we’ll be back next week with a fresh supply of aimless writing intended to distract you from your daily routine. Until then, here are a few of the best and most-read articles, in each category, posted over the past year. If you are a faithful reader (don’t worry, we’ve been making a list and we know who you are), then you may enjoy having the chance to riffle through them again. If this is the first time you have read a post at Scribbleskiff, then these will be new to you. Enjoy!
Patriots of the Caribbean: Tasting Rum and Honoring America’s True Spirit
Not Near Enough: In Search of the Elusive, Authentic German Radler
New Adventures in Homebrewing, Or Lessons in How to Waste a Lifetime?
Of Poems and Promises, Meatloaf, Memories, and the Pleasures of Failure
What He Writes About When He Writes About Us: Rediscovering Ray Carver
Odysseus and Me: A ‘Bromance’ of Epic Proportions
So, there you have it, a Scribbleskiff sampler, the trifecta of trivial treats. As always, tell us what you think. Do you have a favorite post from this past year? Or is there something new you want to learn more about — a seasonal craft beer, for instance, a song by an unknown band, or a recently published poetry collection? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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