A Boozy Guide to Cape Cod (and Thereabouts)

“Thus the great civilizer sends out its emissaries, sooner or later, to every sandy cape and light-house of the New World which the census-taker visits, and summons the savage there to surrender.” – Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod There’s something about the last days of August that bring me low. Sure, it’s oppressively hot and humid, but… Read More A Boozy Guide to Cape Cod (and Thereabouts)

Drinking Like Ulysses S. Grant

This week I’m reviewing H.W. Brand’s biography of Ulysses S. Grant who, unfairly, is the US President most closely associated with booze. Figuring out what Grant actually drank, however, is a bit difficult. One clue comes from this famous, almost certainly apocryphal account: After the failure of his first experimental explorations around Vicksburg, a committee of… Read More Drinking Like Ulysses S. Grant