What’s the deal on space travel and colonization?
What are the arguments in favor of colonizing Mars, or a far away exoplanet? Or sending out probes and robots? Is it imperative for the survival of the human race? Who profits? Is less about science and beauty and more about beating the Russians and Chinese in the race to build a “Death Star?”
What are the obstacles? Is it feasible, affordable, and necessary? Do we have a spacecraft that’ s big, light and fast enough? Is space a friendly place for human survival? Is Warp Drive a thing? How far is “far, far away?”
Can we invest in space travel while also investing in the health and sustainability of our Mothership, Earth? Should we do both?
Here’s a slideshow for a speech we recently presented as part of the Worthy Garden Club’ s Total Solar Eclipse Week.
Some craft beer lovers simply don’t respond well to threats to confiscate personal property, or any form of intimidation. You will be perceived as an agent of AB/InBev, which is not a happy association for many of us.
And finally, a note to the Old Mill District. We know that your group does as much as anyone to preserve and enhance the friendly and organic atmosphere here in Bend. I’m sure you’re not ecstatic about depriving the locals of authentic craft beer at your wonderful venue.
As a work-around, Worthy Brewing would be pleased to negotiate with you an outright buy out of your contract with Budweiser.
In the alternative, Worthy would be please do spearhead an effort to create a consortium of local craft breweries who will step into Budweiser’s topsiders, buy them out, and offer up an eclectic menu of home grown craft beers. Your crown jewel would then truly represent the heart and soul of Bend's craft beer appellation.
It’s a shame that in a town renown for it’s indy craft breweries, beer lovers are forced to go dry in order to stay true to their faith (no disparagement of cider or wine intended). We hope that the Old Mill will consider this request. And we thank them for bringing so many awesome artists to Bend, as well as organizing the fun, exciting and must-colored and flavored Bend Brewfest.