Whisky Review 4. Laphroaig 10-year-old Scotch
Apr28

Whisky Review 4. Laphroaig 10-year-old Scotch

  The Laphroaig Distillery was established 200 years ago in 1815 in Port Ellen, on the Isle Islay. Port Ellen is on the southern coast of Islay and is the largest town in Islay. Laphroaig is Gaelic meaning, ” the beautiful hollow by the broad bay.”     Varietal: Single Malt Scotch Whisky Owner: Beam Suntory Colour: Golden Amber, no artificial colour added (I’d like to see a statement on the label.)...

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Discussions on Creativity: Part 1. Programming ASI and the Creative Mind
Apr22

Discussions on Creativity: Part 1. Programming ASI and the Creative Mind

With strides being made each year on the march towards Artificial Super Intelligence, we can’t help but wonder what the possibilities for the future are. Within our lifetimes, many computer scientists believe that we’ll see the advent of computers that can function on the level of the human brain and beyond. With this new resource, will we be able to program machines to have creative thought to further our needs? Will it...

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Whisky Review 3. Highland Park 12-year-old Scotch
Apr20

Whisky Review 3. Highland Park 12-year-old Scotch

The Highland Park Distillery was established in 1798 and is located in Kirkwall, the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, an archipelago consisting of almost 70 islands that are off the coast of northern mainland Scotland. 20 of the islands are inhabited. Kirkwall has a population of only 9,000. (See map at end of review.) My friend, Jason Albaum, at Acker-Merrall and Condit in NYC, America’s oldest wine shop, had...

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Can We Increase Our Intelligence?
Apr15

Can We Increase Our Intelligence?

From the beginning, we have been told that we come into this world with a certain amount of innate intelligence. Many people believe that creativity is something one either has or doesn’t have. So, we accept this as fact and learn to live and work with what we have. What if all this were not true? What if we could learn to increase our brain function and intelligence? What if we could activate our intuitive and creative powers?...

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Whisky Review 2. Aberlour A’BUNAHD – Batch 49
Apr11

Whisky Review 2. Aberlour A’BUNAHD – Batch 49

Aberlour is from the Scotish Gaelic (Obar Lobhair) which is at the “confluence” of the Spey and Lour Rivers in Aberlour, Strathspey, Scotland. A’BUNADH means: ‘The Origin’ in homage to founder James Fleming. The distillery was founded in 1826. The current owner is Pernod Ricard. Viscosity: Medium plus one Color: no bottle statement Class: Single Malt Scotch Whisky Non-chill filtered Cask strength 60.1%...

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