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Brad’s Crash Course Guide to Homebrewing

Beer is pretty great. People have been drinking it for centuries, empires were built around it (look it up true story) and if you’re of the age to drink, it’s pretty tasty too! Some fans may enjoy beer enough to want to make some! This is my guide to making beer at home. While there are far, far more qualified resources out there, I’m doing this because it’s an activity I like to do and I have a blog that I haven’t updated since mid-summer. For my pop-culture readers, I’ll talk about Spider-man, 80s/90s nostalgia or Halloween candy soon enough. But for now I wanted to post something new. For those still with me, this is a bit long but future posts will be shorter and to the point. I’ll add fun photos of my dog along the way….So here’s a quick-ish read on how to homebrew:

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Giving Cable TV The (Not-So) Hard Goodbye: A guide to cord-cutting

Giving Cable TV The (Not-So) Hard Goodbye: A guide to cord-cutting

Last week I finally pulled the trigger on something that has been debated, considered and argued over in my household for the past 3-4 years (my wife may say longer): We finally cut the cord on Cable TV!!  While I don’t watch a lot of TV, I was always the holdout in talks with my wife about finally cutting the cord.

I’m not the easiest at embracing change, so as a defensive mechanism I often would make excuses like giving an expiration date on our TiVo service commitment a bit further out than it really was or put a lot more stock into a show that I was mostly indifferent over.

However, continued negotiations for HBO pricing with our cable provider and routinely changing fees and service charges I was more ready to make the change now than I was 2 or 3 years ago. After all, things aren’t quite the same as they were back when cord-cutting started to pick up momentum with customers and some of our friends.   So while this isn’t anywhere close to being an innovative or even new and exciting guide, this is more or less what I’ve discovered a week into cutting the cord.

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