brown-medal

Went over to a BBQ (sense a food theme perhaps?) at friends house for the holiday.  He and his wife were not craft beer drinkers until recently (I have converted the heathen to craft beer - huzzah).  Knowing my wife and I were coming they picked up some beer that they thought (quite correctly) that I had not had a chance to try before.  Here is the brewer’s brag (and well they should).

“This beer is one of our best, and the critics agree – a THREE-time award winner, taking the Gold Medal at both the 2012 and 2014 Great American Beer Festival for “American Style Brown,” and also nabbing the Gold Cup at the 2012 World Beer Cup! “

Face Down Brown - Telluride Brewing

This one pours out a clear light brown with a tall tan head that left clean lacing. It had notes of toffee, caramel, hazelnut, walnut, milk chocolate, and just a bit of pine resin. It had a thin mouth feel with big carbonation and an easy, clean somewhat bittersweet finish.  I thought this was a great afternoon BBQ brew.  It had lots of bold flavor, but didn’t get in the way of the food.  Easy to drink and not a heavy handed ABV, either. It even comes in cans for the love o’ Pete! Grab some for your next grilling adventure is all I can say.

American Brown Ale | 5.70% ABV

Philadelphia Dance Legend Joan Myers Brown Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Pennsylvania

Photo courtesy of University of Pennsylvania. 

On Monday, May 18, Philadelphia dance legend and Philadelphia School of Dance Arts and the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) Founder and Executive Artistic Director Joan Myers Brown received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Joan Myers Brown has previously received the 2012 National Medal of the Arts, the nation’s highest civic honor for excellence in the arts, presented by President Barack Obama, and has recently been honored by the Dance Heritage Coalition as one of America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures

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Here’s the problem.

One is Helen Hayes (L),

the other is Helen Haye.

Both actresses.

Both active during 1905-1957 (52 years).

That’s just clumsy planning.

I don’t appreciate it.

It’s rude!

Both photos public domain, via Wikipedia.

Emory Rains’ Charlotte Brown, who is legally blind, competes in the Conference 4A girls pole vault competition at the UIL Texas State Track and Field Championships, Brown won a Bronze medal with her third-place finish. (Photo: Associated Press) #tracknation via Instagram http://ift.tt/1bYNxGE

So I attended this seminar with 4 of the best girls in the BJJ arena!
Leoni Munslow
Yas Wilson
Gret Zoeller
Vanessa English

All of these women’s are black or brown belts with countless medals. They are just getting ready for the Worlds, which will be taking place relatively soon. The girls are so lovely, so knowledgable! We learned some very useful moves that I have used frequently throughout my training and sparring. The moves weren’t very complicated but we’re suitable for a range of belts! This seminar was amazing, as I got a chance to spar with Vanessa and Leoni, which was great as the feedback I got was so useful.

The next seminars are gonna be held in Manchester and London, I will be attending as this was amazing!

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Emory Rains’ Charlotte Brown, right, who is legally blind, sits with her guide dog, Vader, as she waits to receive her award after competing in the Conference 4A girls pole vault event at the UIL Texas State Track and Field Championships, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Brown won a Bronze medal with her third place finish. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Blind high school pole vaulter wins medal in Texas

Emory Rains’ Charlotte Brown, who is legally blind, competes in the Conference 4A girls pole vault competition at the UIL Texas State Track and Field Championships, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Brown won a Bronze medal with her third place finish. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A blind pole vaulter has won a bronze medal with a third-place finish at the Texas state high school championships.

Senior Charlotte Brown has made the state finals three years in a row. She cleared 11 feet, 6 inches on Saturday to earn the medal in Class 4A, one of the state’s largest classifications.

She was joined on the medal stand by her service dog Vador.

She was born with normal vision but developed cataracts when she was just 16 weeks old. That led to the first of several operations, including insertion of artificial lenses. At age 11, her vision started to worsen.

To compete, she counts the seven steps of her left foot on her approach and a beeper tells her when to plant the pole and push up.

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