Mark Twain calls the Kentucky Derby

Reposting something I wrote after last year’s Kentucky Derby. Sometimes, amazing happens.

Truth is stranger than Fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.  – Mark Twain

This past weekend I had the chance to travel with some great friends for the sole purpose of traveling with great friends. We hit the beach, then bounced to another town for a concert. I am convinced that there are few pleasures greater than those  opportunities we have to relax and enjoy those we’re close to, be they family, or those we’d choose as family.  We had a great time, a lot of laughs, and some beer.

All right. More than just some beer.

In the course of the weekend, one of our beer drinking stops was at a restaurant to watch part of the hockey playoffs. The game went the right way, the beer was cold and the laughs kept coming. After the game, coverage of the Kentucky Derby came on. Read the rest of this entry »