Finally got the latest Mutineer in the mail. A little worn but still fully intact. It’s another great issue though, so here’s a review of it to urge you to check it out…
In the contributor section I noticed that Brian Kropf Army paratrooper days are listed as a “former life”. Great to see he made it through the sand and mud unscathed and ready for action as a fulltime Mutineer. Brian, I’m a bit of a military award and decoration aficionado, so I’m going to make a guess as to your fruit salad. Here goes…Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with a couple of stars, Army Good Conduct Medal with two stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, War on Terrorism Service Medal with two stars, Humanitarian Service Medal, United Nations Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with two stars, Army Service Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Infantry Badge, Rifle Expert Badge, Basic Parachute Badge, Either Infantry or Engineer MOS tabs, Couple of Hash Marks, and a Staff Sergeant rank on the sleeve. If you read this Brian, let me know how close I am.
I love the Plaid Avenger cartoons. Great artwork and storytelling on those! A history of Drambuie.
Dan Dunn’s rant against counter tip jars is wonderful. Let the umbrage begin!
As usual Ben Morrison has a lovely down to earth insight. This time it’s about Napa, which he relates is “like a distinctly Californian version of Europe without those f*&**((*g Europeans.” The best of two worlds- Europe without those pesky guys.
A review of the Hario Hand Grinder for coffee. This looks like it would work nice on a camping or car trip.
There’s a neat article about Doi Chang Coffee in Thailand, which pays their farmers “more than double the Fair Trade certified guaranteed price.” I think, especially for reasons like this, the Fair Trade grace period is over and they need to get with it or go away.
I love it when Mutineer publishes history articles. This month features one on my area of geography and focuses on Moonshine.
Go to your nearest bookstore and snatch up this issue. I’m in Portland OR right now and Powell’s Bookstore, the largest independent bookstore in the world, is only a couple of blocks away.