• Doug Jones

    Doug Jones: Alabama’s Democratic Senate Candidate Makes History

    Doug Jones made history on Tuesday night as Alabama elected the Democratic candidate to the US Senate. It was a highly watch raced throughout the nation as Alabama’s citizens headed to the polls on Tuesday. It was a special election to replace Jeff Sessions’ Senate spot. Democratic candidate Doug Jones ...
  • Autism

    An Open Letter to My Autistic Son

    Editor’s Note: I received the following letter from a friend who wanted a forum to tell his struggles dealing with his son’s autism. I don’t know where to go from here. I know, I know. I’m your father. Along with your mother, we are supposed to have it all planned ...
  • Cuban Cigars

    Cuban Cigars Versus Non Cuban Cigars: What Is The Difference

    There is a great mystique surrounding Cuban cigars. Mainly because from the 1962 embargo to just recently in 2016, Cuban cigars – in fact, anything made in Cuba – had been illegal in the United States. So it was only natural to want what we couldn’t have. Although Cuba has ...
  • Christmas Beers

    The Mad Scientist’s Top Eight Christmas Beers

    Whether it’s with hops, spices or magic, these eight Christmas beers have what it takes to make your holidays merry and bright. This past weekend, I decided to take a trip to my local spirits shop to buy and sample a bounty of winter warmers, spiced Christmas ales, and hoppy ...
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama: It Was Never About The Politics To Me

    You can hate him, love him, worship him, be an anti-Obama supporter all you want but for me, I will always be stuck in amazement. Are my feelings based on race? Yes and no. We know the history of race and prejudice well in America and across the globe and ...
  • Felons

    Felons: What’s The Next Step To Move On From The Darkness?

    There’s no better feeling for a person who is out of work to hear, “We would like for you to come in for an interview for the position that you applied for.”  You are now ecstatic, thinking that maybe you will now be able to pay your bills and take ...
  • Bronx

    New York City Is More Than Manhattan, Try The Bronx On Your Next Visit

    If you’re not careful she will swallow you up, never to be heard of again. One minute you’re opening the door to a penthouse suite in the Chelsea section and the next week you and those precious belongings could be riding the No. 2 Train for shelter. It’s that easy ...
  • Walmart

    Walmart: It’s Time New York City Joined The Movement

    The Mayor, Bill de Blasio can get political all he wants to about Walmart not being in New York City but what it boils down to are the City’s economy and their greedy hands. If you live in any of the five Burroughs as I do then you know we ...
  • Great Lakes Blackout Stout

    Beer Review: Great Lakes Blackout Stout

    Every so often, you will run across a beer inspired by an actual event. Great Lakes Blackout Stout fits that description, in more ways than one. Does anyone remember the blackout of 2003? If you do not, allow me to refresh your memories. On August 14, 2003, at 4:10 pm, ...
  • Bourbon Barrel Stout

    Beer Review: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout

    Bourbon-barrel-aged beers are nothing new at this point. Also, nothing new is adding coffee to the brewing of a beer. I believe this is the first time I’ve seen both things in one beer, though…but the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout (or Bourbon Barrel Coffee Stout) is not even that new, ...