Adult Beverage: Wreck the Halls

The Holiday season is here, evidenced by the lit-up tree in my living room, the boat parade tooting along the Petaluma River, and Jennifer's stockpile of toy donations preventing me from accessing my turntable and bookshelves T through Z. Christmas chaos... not to mention carols, shopping, and panic... will soon be unavoidable.So tonight, in honor [...]

By | December 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Adult Beverage: Boatswain Twin Screw Steamer Double I.P.A.

Friday night seems to be as much about celebrating the things you managed to get done over the course of the week as it is about recognizing that there were a few things that just plain aren't going to get done, things that are just going to have to wait for Monday. In that spirit, [...]

By | December 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|7 Comments

#FeedCthulhu Deadline Extended

This just in… we’ve had a few requests to extend the 24 Hour #FeedCthulhu Feed the Hungry Twitter Challenge. Some people just got the note, couldn’t #FeedCthulhu on time, or were planning to make a donation before meeting up with friends and family. That’s fine. If you keep giving, and keep Tweeting #FeedCthulhu, I’m happy [...]

By | November 23rd, 2011|Uncategorized|6 Comments

24 Hour #FeedCthulhu Feed the Hungry Twitter Challenge

“My really favourite meal is the regular old New England turkey dinner, with highly seasoned dressing, cranberry sauce, onions, etc., and mince pie for dessert.” —H. P. Lovecraft, in a letter to Robert E. Howard, November 1932Hi, my name is Ross E. Lockhart, and I’m the editor of The Book of Cthulhu, an anthology collecting [...]

By | November 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Adult Beverage for 11/11/11: Allies Win the War!

Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, call it what you will, the holiday not only commemorates the end of the War to End All Wars (ah, if only that name had been more accurate), but also pays tribute to those who serve this country (too often giving all). Plus, it's a whole lot of elevens--particularly [...]

By | November 11th, 2011|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Eleven Eleven Eleven and the Petaluma Veterans Day Parade (with a ton of pictures)

Today is Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, which originally commemorated the anniversary of the end of World War I with a minute of silence during the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Kurt Vonnegut Jr., in his novel Breakfast of Champions, had this to say [...]

By | November 11th, 2011|Uncategorized|7 Comments

A Brief Note… (Shameless self promotion)

David Templeton, who is guest hosting The Drive on radio station KSRO (1350 AM, Santa Rosa) has asked me to come by and chat with him about The Book of Cthulhu this afternoon at 3:35. If you're in the area, please tune in and check it out. My short-short story "Jamie" will be appearing in [...]

By | October 18th, 2011|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Adult Beverage: Full Sail Sanctuary (Brewmaster Reserve 2011)

I started the day out right, wandering downtown with Maddie and Jennifer after breakfast, stopping by Acre for a bittersweet (soy) mocha, checking out the dia de los muertos window displays, and then heading back home for some serious reading. Now I'm enjoying a Sanctuary--a Belgian-style Dubbel from Hood River, Oregon's Full Sail Brewing--with music [...]

By | October 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adult Beverage: Idiot IPA

It's been a good week, with a handful of projects resolving nicely, good reviews on a couple books I've recently worked on, and an e-mail to let me know that my short-short story "Jamie" will be appearing in next week's issue of the North Bay Bohemian and that I'll be reading the story at the [...]

By | October 14th, 2011|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Adult Beverage: Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

I've had Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale recommended to me a few times lately. Not one to ignore a testimonial, not to mention being a fan of Dogfish Head's other offerings, I had to try it. This one's "a full-bodied brown ale brewed with real pumpkin, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, & nutmeg." And how can you [...]

By | October 9th, 2011|Uncategorized|6 Comments