Everybody Loves The Sunshine

A new podcast has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart with souls like mine.

Hosted ByCat Norman

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects.


All Episodes

Round 26: Liars Bench Beer Co

A fun conversation with Dane and Dagan, founders of Liars Bench Beer Co in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We discuss beer, among other relevant topics. That is all. Click play....

Beer Basics: Dry Hopping

Listen to me blather about dry hopping. You’re welcome.  

Round 25: Jefferson Beer Supply

A conversation with Nicki Werner of Jefferson Beer Supply, a brewery-in-planning with hopes of opening in summer 2021. Nicki has been a brewer at Left Hand, among others, and...

Beer Basics: Winter Warmers

A not-so-deep-dive on Winter Ales, as I drink Anchor Our Special Ale. An outline of the category, and as an added bonus, multiple dumb jokes you didn’t ask for.

Round 24: La Cheve Bakery & Brews

A conversation with Cinthya Cisneros, the brilliant mind behind La Cheve in Napa, CA. Cinthya put together an amazing “3 course” food and beer pairing, and talks about how...

A Look Back: Black Pride Beer

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Round 23: Tributary Brewing Company

A chat with Tod Mott, 30 year veteran of the New England craft beer scene. Tod talks about brewing with real ingredients (not extracts), and his no-BS approach to...

Round 22: Yorkshire Square Brewery

Michael Samford, head brewer at Yorkshire Square Brewery, talks about new beginnings and cask ale in the apocalypse. Check out Yorkshire Square: http://yorkshiresquarebrewery.com/