Debbie and I can’t leave our property on Prince Edward Island, however, the property includes the Brain Brew Beach Bar land. This week we took Lexi with us and as the photo indicates, my wife and I saw the recent “warm weather” on Prince Edward Island differently.   

While the two of us agree on many things, it’s the differences between us that add spice and fun to living. 

Imagine how boring it would be to be with people who only think and act the same as you. 

Now, I do understand that it takes energy to deal with differences of opinion. And in today’s world, the stress people are feeling can deplete their energy reserves.

It seems to me that individual mindsets toward COVID are similar. Each person is on a different journey. They see the same news report that you see and it causes a different reaction within them. 

This is not a time for lectures about, “what is right and what is wrong.”   Heck – this is only the second one of these crazy things in 100 years! No one knows with certainty what the future will bring.

What it is – is a time for understanding and celebrating the wonderful diversity of people all around us. 

Together we will all get through this. 

Cocktail of the Week

My cocktail this week is a Classic Old Fashioned which is the drink I’m enjoying on the beach. I’ve become kind of fanatic about my Old Fashioned.

In a mixing glass (or shaker) with ice, add the following ingredients: 

  • 2 oz of Bourbon, ideally Brain Brew’s Paddle Wheel Bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon to 1/2 oz of Simple Syrup, my choice is 1 teaspoon
  • 3 drops of Bitters (Aromatic or Orange), my choice is Brain Brew’s 1862 Aromatic Bitters

Next, stir for 20 revolutions and strain into another glass with one large ice cube in it.