ORIGINAL — Bitterroot

August 28, 2011 (Day 152) — Bitterroot What is a bitterroot? From Wikipedia: Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva Pursh) is a small, low plant with a pink to white flower. It is the state flower of Montana, United States. The plant is a low-growing perennial plant with a fleshy taproot and a simple or branched base. The flower stems are leafless, 1–3 cm tall, bearing at the […]

ORIGINAL — Costa Rica Bum

August 27, 2011 (Day 151) — Costa Rica Bum A long day of home improvements on your Saturday calls for a simple, easy to make and easy to drink cocktail to wind down. Even if you’re stuck in a hurricane out east, you can enjoy this drink. Pretend it’s a beautiful summer day on the […]

ORIGINAL — Scottish Tourist

August 26, 2011 (Day 150) — Scottish Tourist When I first started as a reporter in newspapers, one of the people I got to interview was another journalist who haled from Scotland. He had come out to write about Dodge City and it’s western heritage. He was very charming, very kind, and had an accent […]

Snake Oil

August 25, 2011 (Day 149) — Snake Oil Snake Oil was often used to describe any sort of medical cure that was evidently trumped up and used to sell to suckers. I’ve been pretty vocal about my opposition to shots. In my mind, the point of a cocktail is to savor it. I’m a booze-version […]