May 2019

One of the stories dominating the news cycle in 2019 has been the ongoing war of words, both spoken and tweeted, between a man who was the oldest person ever elected to a first term as U.S. President and a woman who is the youngest person currently serving in the U.S. Congress. 
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April 2019

obert Kraft, the owner of The New England Patriots, has a record of surreptitious taping that extends over most of the 21st century.  Alert readers (ARs) from St. Louis will recall that Kraft’s Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVI after one of his minions secretly taped a practice of The St. Louis Rams. 
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March 2019

February 12th was the 210th birthday of two towering figures of the 19th century, Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln.  Darwin is remembered for his theory of evolution, which challenged both the established science of his day and the deeply held religious beliefs of millions. 
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February 2019

In the spring of 1991 Bonnie Raitt released a song  titled “Something to Talk About” with the memorable refrain “Let’s give them something to talk about.”  Later that year we unconsciously adopted this as our mantra when we opened The Schlafly Tap Room and did indeed give everyone something to talk about. 
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January 2019

One of the highlights of 2019 is sure to be The Rolling Stones tour of the United States, aka No Filter Tour.  Beginning in Miami in April, the group that has long been called The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World will play 15 concerts, six of them in markets where Schlafly Beer is sold year round.
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December 2018

The twenty-sixth day of December; In the seven thousand one hundred and ninetieth year of the creation of the world from the time when God in the beginning created heaven and earth; The four thousand nine hundred and forty-eighth year after the flood; The four thousand and sixth year from the birth of Abraham;
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November 2018

November 11th is the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.  In the German Rhineland it also marks the start of  Carnival Season, which officially begins at 11:11 a.m. on November11th and lasts until Ash Wednesday of the following year. 
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October 2018

Abraham of Ur  and I have something in common. Both of us were born in 1948.  I am not making this up. Alert readers (ARs) who are Biblical scholars may already know that Abraham, the father of monotheism, was born in the year 1948 of the Creation of Heaven and Earth. 
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September 2018

As I have written in this space more than once, one of the many benefits of my position with the brewery has been meeting Lucy Hamm. 
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August 2018

A Chicago cop, a social worker and an artist walked into a bar. 
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