What’s even going on here anymore…?

After blogging about Stumptown Comics Fest earlier this week, I realized that I really don’t post to this blog enough. Or, even very much at all anymore, let alone “enough.” Between tumblr and twitter, I’m posting stuff online frequently, but very little of it ends up here. If I had to guess why that is, I’d imagine this blog’s lack of some more focused theme would be the answer.

Long ago, this was a beer and comics blog. Then, Enemy of Peanuts became a home for my doodles while also being a place to showcase links to my work in journalism. For three months each Fall, this blog becomes a place to talk about growing mustaches and all things Movember. And now, though used very infrequently, the blog has morphed into a collection of iPhone photos and occasional diary-style stories that are—probably—more for my own benefit than anyone else’s. EnemyofPeanuts.com has had some pretty specific purposes or themes or directions or whatever in the past, but now it’s adrift. It’s a blog without a direction run by a guy who’s not sure what to say where on the interwebs—what people care to read at all on a blog, let alone here. What can I add to this site that I don’t sling off the cuff on tumblr or twitter?

So, though my infrequency in posting to this blog likely means few people still check in on the ol’ EoP, I’d love to hear what any of my friends, readers,and—dare I say—”fans” would enjoy hearing about on this blog. Stories? Advice? Just doodles to look at/make fun of? More of a first person recounting of things that have happened to me? Seriously, I’ll take requests! But really, I hope some feedback helps me discover a new, more permanent direction for EnemyOfPeanuts.com.

Thanks in advance to anyone who sends along some input! Very much obliged.

And now, I’ll stop rambling…

(Art’s from here.)


“There are eight million stories in the naked city; this has been one of them”

When you live in a city you really love, there’s nothing quite like touring around it with out-of-towners. My brother Dan was in the Rose City on business last week and we used the weekend to bike around town, drink beer and eat food cart fare. On a slight buzz as we pedaled through the rain (and eventually that intense fresh-smelling and pure-feeling post-rain sunshine that drenches Portland in a vibe that’s pretty damn magical), all I could think of was how I have to take all my visitors on a similar journey. Continue Reading ““There are eight million stories in the naked city; this has been one of them””


Photos via Phone

I’ve always liked photography, but it wasn’t until journalism school that I really developed a sense of awe and appreciation for people who could use a camera to truly capture life. I’ve seen photogs of different varieties working in their respective fields, I’ve watched friends labor over which photos to choose out of hundreds for college projects, I’ve seen the student POYs judged and while I know and understand very little about the art, I’m always happy to run across some fine photography. If you’re of the same mentality, I suggest checking out the fine work of my friends Anna Goellner and Carli Davidson. Local cartoonist Emi Lennox has a photo tumblr worth checking out, as well, if you have any interest in seeing some fine shots of the Rose City. Continue Reading “Photos via Phone”


Beer Trek

I drank my first beer around a campfire in the Northwoods of Wisconsin when I was 16 years old. Due in no small part to that experience, a hearty drink—in my mind—is always best after a bit of adventure, ideally with steadfast compatriots. Continue Reading “Beer Trek”


Reviews of Pumpkin Brews: Southampton Publick House Pumpkin Ale

Last year during the Great Pumpkin Beer Hunt of 2008, Southampton Pumpkin Ale was one of the most recommended brews I came across in my research. I looked high and low for this beer, but even a trip to a particular New York gas station which was rumored to have had a few cases turned out to be fruitless.
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Pumpkin Beer Season has begun!

While many may see the coming of fall in the foliage, the kick off of football season, the conclusion of the year’s baseball games or the beginning of new TV, the autumnal season always begins for me when the liquor stores begin stocking pumpkin beer.
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