Really enjoyed talking about music, dance, fencing, relationships, and really life itself. Driving everyone back to their hotels, we laughed and sang to Zeppelin and Queen. Feeling bittersweet as I listen to Clannad for the first time in a long time.

My grand boss at my day job is pretty great: experienced, insightful, always ready with a good idea or suggestion. I am grateful she makes time to chat with my regularly. Always feel better after our conversations.

And there it is. Was doing OK for a while but the crowd at the welcome reception at #CraftBrewersCon finally has me at me limit as an introvert.

Heading home, exhausted. I am still sad though the service helped. And I am grateful for all the love and support from friends and family, especially those able to travel to be with us. As long as we keep sharing his stories, Dad will still be with us.

One of my comforts has been my brother-in-law and now his best friend, both beer people. My own family, wine drinkers to a one. I feel less alien thanks to Jay and Dave.

Given how by mind works, how could I not think of this quote from Benjamin Franklin right now: “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” There is a beer name there, for sure.