Author Archive: Eric San Juan

Peppers are just another adventure, except without broken limbs

Peppers are an adventure. They’re not supposed to grow in the suburbs of New Jersey. They don’t belong in this part of the world, but we’re humans. We do what we want with Mother Nature (right up to the point where she does what she wants with us). We never really had success growing peppers on our yard, and that always disappointed me. All we wanted was some regular ol’ bell peppers. As a kid, I learned from my good friend Chris to eat them like apples, but with a salt shaker in hand. Bite, dash of salt, bite, dash of salt, until the whole thing was gone. So that’s how I came to love sweet peppers. Hot peppers were another story. I didn’t have…
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Louis CK just came out, and no one noticed

Louis CK has a new special on Netflix called “2017.” If you don’t like Louis CK it won’t convert you, but if you do you’ll like it. It doesn’t rise to the level of “Chewed Up” or “Shameless,” but it’s better than the poorly named “Hilarious” (which was not). Good stuff that is pure Louis. More importantly, however, is that he came out as bisexual in it and no one seemed to notice. Like, he for real came out. Everyone seems to think it was just another bit intended for shock, but no. I don’t think so. I think it was a genuine coming out moment hiding in plain sight. The bit involves him talking about his love for the movie “Magic Mike” and how it stirs…
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For Jim Koch and Sam Adams, variety is the spice of life

The following interview and article was conducting and written in 2013. I’m presenting it here after it first appeared on my separate beer blog, Celebrating the Suds. If you have one of the best selling and best known craft beers on the market, it would be easy to understand putting your time and resources into expanding its reach. When that beer is a pioneering brew like Boston Lager by SamuelAdams, it’s especially easy to understand. Jim Koch, founder of Samuel Adams, doesn’t see it that way. For him, being safe is boring. “The day I want to make the same beer every day is the day I retire,” Koch told me during Philly Beer Week. “It is as exciting today as it was in 1984…
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Wham! Make It Big In The Music Industry With This Cheat Sheet!

So you’ve decided that you want to launch a professional career as a music artist. Your dulcet tones mesmerize anyone that listens to you sing. But, how can you make it big in the industry? As you probably know, launching a successful career in music can be a challenge even for the most talented of artists. The good news is that you don’t have to rely on luck to help you on your musical journey. Nor do you have to pray for divine intervention! That’s because this handy cheat sheet will give you some inspiration on how to build the perfect strategy to launch your music career. Here is what you need to know: Image Obtained From Pixabay Hire a recording studio for the day…
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Follow These Steps To Brighten Up Your Garden

If you’re an avid gardener, then you should always be looking for things to improve your space. One of those things is giving your garden space a splash of color. Bright and vibrant colors improve the look and feel of a garden, and can turn it into a little piece of paradise. Below, you’ll find three steps you can follow to achieve the colorful effect: (Link: http://bit.ly/2n4vf17) Plant Seasonal Flowers Of course, the easiest way to add some color to your pond is by planting some flowers. A lot of people always ask what the best flowers are for a garden. Personally, I think the best ones are seasonal flowers. Things like daffodils are great for spring, and there are loads of other beautiful and…
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