Like bourbon and Bardstown? You’ll like this new book I wrote on both

Rebirth Bourbon Book cover

The bourbon boom has been good to Kentucky, but especially to Nelson County., home to more than a third of the state’s whiskey production. As bourbon’s popularity has soared, the quaint city of Bardstown (pop. 13,500) has witnessed a tourism explosion. Or, perhaps better put, it’s enduring one. Bardstown has loved and welcomed tourists for […]

Coronavirus is a dreadful challenge, but it has its upside

Chef Jose Andres, founder of World Central Kitchen.

There’s a lot to hate about this coronavirus lockdown, but there’s also a lot to like. You may disagree with me, but it’s true. Despite the virus ravaging the bodies of many and slamming the brakes on the economy, like all tragic events, it’s giving humans abundant chances to prove their goodness toward others and […]

Patience is a virtue hard-earned while filing for unemployment


Last Friday, I filed for unemployment for the first time. I’ve earned taxable income since I was an 11-year-old paper boy, so with a large part of my writing work on hiatus until the economy rebounds, I wanted and needed to withdraw some of what I’d paid in over those 44 years. Two days after […]

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