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Friday, November 30, 2007

Wells Cathedral

This is a picture of Wells Cathedral. Not that I'm overly proud that it is named after my family, or that my family was from the area, or that I think it's the best five letter word invented by mankind; but I do find the setting appropriate to share some quotes of the day to send us weekend warrriors into battle. After all, today is the end of Hurricane Season, so we have to create our own!
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
-Proverbs 16:18
Learn to shut yourself away in My Presence - and then, without speaking, you have those things you desire of Me, Strength - Power - Joy - Riches.
--Two Listeners
If you think you can do a thing or that you cannot do a thing, in either case you are right.
~ Henry Ford
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
-Romans 12:21
We ourselves are not an illusory part of Reality; rather are we Reality itself illusorily conceived. - Fingers Pointing Toward the Moon by Wei Wu Wei

Blessings & Cheers,
Sir Hook

A Post and Toast to Coasters

Collecting coasters of different pubs and beers is a fabulous way to remember a particularly joyous occasion. Newly Knighted, Sir Richard of Windsor shares his wisdom on this subject below:

I have found in my travels, that you do come across exceptional brews, and I have found a way of recording them that does come in handy.
When in England, and I found something that appealed to my taste, I would like to make a note of it just in case I was back in the same area at some future time. Most pubs that brewed their own beer or ale had a particular one that they were very proud of. They would usually have coasters printed up to promote that
particular brew. I would ask the proprietor if I
could take one as a souvenir, and never have I been refused, but I think the polite thing to do is ask. I record the Location, the date, and the name of the pub on the front. On the back I put the tasting notes, and what I particularly enjoyed about it. I take a picture of the establishment to go with it. When I
get home, I put the coaster and the picture in a CD case with transparent sleeves. I have them organized by country, and geographic section of the country. When I go back, it is easy to look up the particular pub and their brew so that I may re-experience what I found to be particularly enjoyable the first time. It also serves as a very enjoyable way of recalling high
points of one's vacations. This methodology need not be confined to one's travels, but used locally as well. I hope this will serve as a tool for my fellow Knights research. I would like to glue them into a Moleskine, but by the sheer scope of my diligent research, the bindings just can't handle it. If I wasn't quite so dedicated-----.
To your health,
Sir Richard of Windsor

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Real 3D

Real 3D starting centuries ago. To the left, and also will be made a permanent fixture on the blog, is a D design by our Creator of Graphics and Honorary Founding Father, Sir Dayvd of Oxfordshire. In my conversations with him I found it interesting that the Two Original Founding Fathers, myself as Sir Hook and my friend Sir Bowie along with Sir Dayvd are actually named David. So, we are the Real 3D, the human trinity of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale. All I can say is, "It's good to be a Knight!"
Good night,
Sir Hook of Warrick

Welcome Sir Richard of Windsor

Sir Richard of Windsor emailed me the other day for consideration in the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale. Following is his application, "I would like to apply for membership in your esteemed order. I use Moleskine for my planner, maintain a large lined as a travel journal, a squared for a garden notebook, a squared for a stock/investment notebook, and small squared notebooks for records of vehicles. Needless to say, I'm addicted, and they add great deal to my being able to keep some sort of order to my life and thoughts. My dedication to good ale and beer has been a life long pursuit. Several years ago, I was able to spend a couple of weeks in the English Countyside. We sought out little out of the way Pubs where we sampled many local ales, and I must say, I have never had a more enjoyable vacation. Search as I may, I was never able to find one that I didn't like. Lucky for me, I live along the front range of Northern Colorado, and we have some wonderful craft micro-breweries here, and it is a constantly enjoy endeavor to keep up with the new brews that come out here each year. If accepted to your organization, I should prefer the name of Richard of Windsor. I enjoy your blog very much, and in future I would enjoy contributing to it in anyway that I could." We say WELCOME SIR RICHARD OF WINDSOR!
Sir Hook

Welcome Knights to The Joust at Blenheim Palace

This picutre is one of a series sent to me by Sir Dayvd of Oxfordshire, Honorary Founding Father. Jousting is still alive and well, at least for now, in England. As Sir Dayvd shares, "Blenheim Palace is my next door neighbor in Woodstock. This is where Winston Churchill was born and lived. This is the beginning of a typical joust. They will sadly now be having a big review on Jousts in this country, as the other week a top Knight was killed by a completely freak accident when a tiny sliver of broken lance made it through his eye slit. So whether we will see these jousts is in question; however, they will probably continue with modified helmets." We thank Sir Dayvd for these outstanding images and can relate first hand as to how a freak accident can change a life; however, that is life and it should be lived to the fullest, freak accidents and all!
To the Joust of Life,
Sir Hook of Warrick

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Oh Tannebaum!

Now this has to be considered the official Christmas Tree of the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale. I'll remember this set up when we launch of pubs. The tradition should be that the family has to drink them all while putting up the tree and then try to journal some type of witty statement about the experience! My thanks to Lady Delanie of Delwyn for this inspiring version of "O Tannebaum, OTannebaum, your Grosch is ever greener!"
Merry CHRISTmas!
Sir Hook

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jimi Hendrix Turns 65!

Never too old to Rock N Roll and too young to die, Jimi Hendrix turns 65 today! As one of my top 5 guitar heroes and influences on my own guitar jams, Jimi was a power house that literally went up in flames at the height of his career. Being an idol, a genius, an icon for a generation is not an easy burden to bare. At least Jimi is Rockin the choirs of Heaven today on his birthday. "Excuse me while I kiss the sky!"
Sir "Rockin" Hook of Warrick

Book of Warriors

This is a photo of an ancient leather bond book called the Book of Warriors. It held the concepts and guidelines for the warrior class at the time. The predecessor of the Moleskine, it was the foreshadow of great things to come during the Renaissance of the Moleskine Era. Being Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale, one of the most important things we can do besides drink good beer is to journal our own journeys and share the power of the written word with all we encounter. The Word shaped the world and all living creatures. The Word has the power to destroy and to heal. The Word is the most powerful battle instrument for the Knight of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale. So remember, write well and live well!
Sir Hook
To dwell in thought on the material, when once you live in Me is to call it into being. So you must be careful only to think of and desire that which will help, not hinder, your spiritual growth. Think thoughts of ill-will and ill surrounds you, and those about whom you think. Think Love, and Love surrounds you, and all about whom you think.
--Two Listeners
Be glad all the time. Rejoice exceedingly. Joy in Me. Rest in Me. Never be afraid. Pray more. Do not get worried. I am your Helper. Underneath are the Everlasting Arms. You cannot get below that. Rest in them, as a tired child rests.
--Two Listeners
Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist-Emerson

Monday, November 26, 2007

Michelob Sampler

Michelob Specialty Sampler Collection

We decided to have my family over for the holidays and discovered that I needed a good selection of beers to serve. I gambled on the Michelob Specialty Sampler Collection from Anheuser-Busch. This Sampler Collection is a special 20-pack of four "premium all-malt beers" that essentially constitutes a seasonal variety pack from Michelob. The four beers are their Pale Ale, (Bavarian-style) Wheat, Marzen, and Porter. This is not a commercial or even a glowing recommendation for the sampler, but I thought I mention it in case you're wanting to serve a nice selection to your relatives without breaking the bank. Have you had any of these? What's your opinion.

Sir "Frugal" Bowie of Greenbrair

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday Quotes of Note

Abide in My Love. An atmosphere of loving understanding to all. This is your part, then I surround you with a protective screen that keeps all evil from you. It is fashioned by your own attitude of mind, words, and deeds, towards others.
--Two Listeners
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
Insist on yourself; never imitate...Every great man is a unique.
Love and Trust are the solvents for the worries, cares, and frets of life. Apply them at once. Persevere, oh! persevere. Never lose heart. All is well.
--Two Listeners
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, - that is genius.

Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process.
~ Harold Geneen
Past and Future are a duality of which Present is the reality. The now-moment alone is eternal and real. - Why Lazurus Laughed by Wei Wu Wei

International End to Violence Against Women Day

This is my daughter, Maeagan, wearing the family birthday hat on her birthday. Now I ask you, how could any man inflict violence on this?! It's time for real men to prove their manhood by the conquest of their own hearts and not by inflicting their inabilities on others. Do you hear me Taliban, Child Molester, Pornographer?! A Knight swears to protect those in his care and to put honor above all. Today I am especially proud to be a Knight of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale!
Love Well,
Sir Hook

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Rockin' Warrior

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Meet Sir Hook's Avatar, Rockin' Warrior. He's always played to a different tune, so good luck hearing it. Complete with English Soccer Jersey, USA shorts and shoes, and my 72 Fender Telecaster Thineline, he's in the words of Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull, "Too old to rock n roll and too young to die!" ROCK ON KNIGHTS!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Robin Hood and Friar Tuck

I forgot how much I loved the movie, "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves", until I watched it again last night because the Colts where on the NFL network. Even though a lot of critics didn't like Kevin Costner in the role because of his "horrible" accent, the action and the theme of the movie "more" than made up for that "slight" problem. It became evident to me that the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale would fit right in with those Merry Lads! Also, I hereby appoint by authority of being a Founding Father, that Friar Tuck is the official Spiritual Director of the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale! In his honor I will leave you with his quote, "This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption. Let us give praise to our maker and glory to his bounty by learning about...BEER!"
Sir Hook

Thursday, November 22, 2007

What Are You Thankful For?

I know that it's a "well worn" phrase and way of thought on this day we call, Thanksgiving; however, it still remains not only a valid point on this day, but a way of life everyday. What are you thankful for? I'd love to hear, and so would those who surround you (invited or not) on this day. So, here's my list: 1) I'm thankful to still have my family intact, especially after open-heart surgery, a car wreck that should have killed me and broke my back, and a marriage that almost hit the rocks, all within the past 5 years. Now we're healthier, stronger, and much more lovable and fun to be around! 2) I'm thankful to live in a country where I can express my thoughts without fear and for people like my son who will defend our right to do so in the military. 3) I'm thankful to be able to travel and show my family the world and all its magnificent wonders. The picture posted here was taken by Carlos, a Mayan guide who took us to Passion Island, off the coast of Cozumel. White sand, great food and all free Corona you could drink! Remember, Passion, your life's Passion, is a Play that you write on the Moleskine Journal God gives you. Please make it an interesting story, not only for yourself, but more importantly for those you LOVE!
Con Mucho Gusto,
Don Diego Hook

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

World Television Day

Perhaps it should be World iPod, iPhone, iTouch or Blue Ray Day. Television has sure changed since I asked my dad if I could buy a pair of "Beatles" boots and grow my hair out to actually touch my collar...Oh My!!! Perhaps the Networks would be interested in this Ole' Wordsmith since tomorrow will be "There is No More Television without Writers Day"! The picture is Sir Hook in the IMAX bathroom preparing for battle with Beowulf in 3D. I like the glasses, since I'll be wearing these in a few years after cataract surgery. Awesome movie, effects, story! The story rings so timeless about how truly bazaar human nature actually is. Which brings me to quotes for today that relate to this rambling of words:
Claim My power. Use it. If not, I withdraw it. Use it ceaselessly. You cannot ask too much. Never think you are too busy. As long as you get back to Me and replenish after each task no work can be too much. My Joy I give you. Live in it. Bathe your Spirit in it. Reflect it.
--Two Listeners
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.-Confucius
The force of character is cumulative.-Emerson
So get off your asses, put on your glasses and raise your sword for beautiful lasses and go see Beowulf and slay your demons, lusts, whatever it is that keeps you stupid.
Sir Hook

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Never Give A Sword to a Man Who Can't Dance!

Truer words have never been spoken! Thank you Confucius. Fortunately I received my sword before I broke my back four months ago; however, I discovered the other night at a bonfire party that I could once again "shake the cake"! I'm no Beyonce, yet, but I'm still a Warrior of Light! I was watching a PBS special last night on Socrates and how his willingness to think, drink and be merry cost him his life in Athens. Are you willing to pay the price of thought? If so, then you have the honor and the right to become a Knight of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale. We have a lot of work to do to clean up thoughtless masses and those who manipulate them. Don't be afraid to stand out....and to MAKE A STAND! Some other quotes to consider: "Learn of Me. Kill the self. Every blow to self is used to shape the real, eternal, imperishable you. Be very candid and rigorous with yourselves. Did self prompt that? and if it did, oust it at all costs. It is not life and its difficulties you have to conquer, only the self in you." --Two Listeners
"Relax, do not get tense, have no fear. How can you fear change when your life is hid with Me. You must learn poise, soul-balance in a vacillating changing world." --Two Listeners
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. –Confucius
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. -Deuteronomy 4:29
A Warrior for Peace and Peaceful in War,
Sir Hook

Monday, November 19, 2007

Today is Brazilian Flag Day!

Ole' Hooky realizes that Brazil actually has a National Flag, and no offense is meant in not showing it; however, what better Iconic Image for Brazil than this awesome invention, the Beach Thong? Besides, it has the right color. When this national symbol is proudly displayed, the Amazon Forest isn't the only thing left smokin'! Yes, Sir Hook can be a little salty at times, but hey, just enjoying the beauty that God chooses to surround us with everyday. For my fellow Knight's, today's quote from Confucius says it best, "Never give a sword to a man who can't dance." And to that I say, "AMEN"
Sir Hook

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Lost in Scotland

Just received a very impressive resume from a new Knight of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale. Welcome to Lady Delanie of Delwyn, who among other interesting items is making quite a life out of being Lost in Scotland. Check out her Blog named the same. An avid writer using Moleskine, we are pleased to add another of our kind from so far away!
Sir Hook
You tore at the fabric of faith
Shattered, I fell broken
Onto a desolate plain
Bereft of warmth
The wind whispered, I trembled
I heard the Soulsong
And Cried
-Lady Delanie of Delwyn, Lost in Scotland

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Today is National Happy Life Day!

This is my father, Sir Kenneth of Wells, clowning around just a few days before he died from lung cancer. Sir Kenneth carried joy and a peaceful attitude all the way to the end. So, whatever it is that is getting you down today, remember that you have MUCH MORE TO BE HAPPY ABOUT! Gratitude is the Attitude of a true Knight of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale. So, don't happy!
Sir Hook
You must say Thank You for everything, even seeming trials and worries. Joy is the whole being's attitude of Thank You to Me. Rejoice. A father loves to see his children happy. I am revealing so much to you. Pass it on. Seek to find a heart-home for each Truth I have imparted to you.-Two Listeners
Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will. - Emerson

Join the Army!

My 18 year old son, Sir Ryan of Kenton, is on the verge of swearing into the Army. Not that this Old Warrior of Light doesn't support his decision and all Warriors in general; however, I have to question how he has been recruited by evidence of this band of camouflage wearing lasses. Maybe it's the Army's version of 1,000 virgins, but I don't think I see any of those in this crowd. Remember to support our troops and our sons and to think, drink and be merry!
Sir Hook

Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself! -Confucius

Friday, November 16, 2007

Today is National Tolerance Day

November 16, 2007
Celebrate the International Day for Tolerance! No, not your tolerance for alcohol—your tolerance for all people of different walks of life. Coming soon: National Cigar is Bigger than my Body Parts Day, National Find my Teeth Day, National Homeless Mall Walkers Day, and finally, National Vices Keep Me Young and Pretty Day. Love your cigar as yourself and tolerate all others because remember, we are unified through our diversity!

What's a Hoosier?

When Sir Erik applied for membership in the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale, he was almost guaranteed a shoe in by having the Founding Fathers being his southern cousins in the Hoosier family. When Sir Davyd of Oxfordshire (England you know!) was consulted his only question was, "What the Hell is a Hoosier?" After a brief legendary history lesson and search on Wikpedia he came to realize that nobody really knows, but hey, it sounds good! It's just simply a nickname for anyone from the State of Indiana in the US, and besides, it sounds great when you shout it out in a Pub or on a battlefield!
Hoosier Daddy?!
Sir Hook

Meet Sir Erik of Ritter, A Hoosier

After searching the world wide web to park his noble steed, Sir Erik came across this band of brothers and sisters through our link from Sir Erick not only liked what we had to say, but only lives 3 hours north in our only true city in Indiana, Indianapolis. We hereby grant this fellow Hoosier all the rights and privileges bestowed on a Knight of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale. A comedy writer and commentator, sales manager, drinker of good beer and an actual Moleskine user, Sir Erik embodies all that's noble about being a Knight and a Hoosier.
Go Colts!
Sir Hook

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sir Hook Does Dallas!

Right before my auto accident this past summer between Dallas and Shreveport, LA, I had the pleasure to check out these series of Pubs in Dallas owned by the same people. Great beer, great people and great fun! I just received an email newsletter from them, which reminded me to recommend them if you're in the Dallas area. No, they didn't cause my accident; however, the beer kept me in good spirits while I recovered from back surgery! Remember to always get back on your horse and think, drink and be merry!
Sir Hook

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Next Stop, Jasper

Here's Padre Long John Silva. One of my great friends in and out of the cloth. We have shared many Spiritual and Fun times together, especially in the Cursillo movement. Padre John is just the kind of Knight you want to go into battle with! Remember to think, drink and be merry!
Sir Hook

The 2nd Old Chicago Council

The 2nd Old Chicago Council was a very productive and fun affair. Besides enjoying our favorite frothy beverages toasted to our feature on yesterday, we also planned some very interesting events for the future, like a television series on famous pubs, KMSA memorabilia, our own Pub franchise, and an official Patron Saint and Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale Feast Day. That will be one hell of a global party! The picture to your left is in front of the Hall of Foam, of which I'm a proud Brass Placard Member. Seated from left to right is Lady Suzanne of Greenbriar and Lady Winky of Warrick. Behind them from left to right is Sir Bowie of Greenbriar and your's truly, Sir Hook of Warrick. Missing the Council, but there in Spirit and via the Web was Sir Dayvd of Oxfordshire.
Today's quote: "
Face each day with love and laughter. Face the storm. Joy, Peace, and Love are My great gifts. Follow Me to find all three. -Two Listeners
See you at the party!
Sir Hook

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Patron Saint of Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale

Sir Hook and Sir Bowie, along with Lady WInky and Suzzane, decided after council with Sinead, the Irish bartender from our local Pub, RiRa's, that we needed a Patron Saint. Sinead said that there was only one obvious choice, Saint Brigid.
Probably the best known Irish saint after Patrick is Saint Brigid (b. 457, d. 525). Known as "the Mary of the Gael," Brigid founded the monastery of Kildare and was known for spirituality, charity, and compassion. St. Brigid also was a generous, beer-loving woman. She worked in a leper colony which found itself without beer, "For when the lepers she nursed implored her for beer, and there was none to be had, she changed the water, which was used for the bath, into an excellent beer, by the sheer strength of her blessing and dealt it out to the thirsty in plenty." Brigid is said to have changed her dirty bathwater into beer so that visiting clerics would have something to drink. Obviously this trait would endear her to many a beer lover. She also is reputed to have supplied beer out of one barrel to eighteen churches, which sufficed from Maundy Thursday to the end of paschal time. A poem attributed to Brigid in the Brussel's library begins with the lines "I should like a great lake of ale, for the King of the Kings. I should like the family of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal." Here's to the "Great Lake of Ale", and we're not talking Budweiser. By the way, her feast day is the traditional beginning of Irish Spring, February 1. Stand by for our celebration information!
Sir Hook

Beer Quotes

Obviously this guy never heard one of our fellow Knight's beer quote, "I never drink a beer that I can see through!'
-Sir Richard Lionheart of Limerick
We do agree that, "Beer will change the world!" Also, we know how!
Sir Hook

Franklin a "Founding Father" of Knights of... ?

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -- Benjamin Franklin

Ol' Ben also created Junto, a discussion group of people working together, thinking and sharing ideas. Like Ol' Ben's group (along with a good beer) our group helps you to see solutions and possibilities you may have never thought of before.

Think, Drink, and be Merry.
Sir Bowie of Greenbriar

Songs from the Heart

Five years after my open heart surgery and three months after recovering from breaking my back in an auto accident, I'm finally putting the finishing touches on my original CD titled, "Songs from the Heart". I will also be publishing a companion book through my publishing company, Wellness Communications, and working on a couple of related videos. Look for more information and links to come.
David K Wells, Sir Hook of Warrick

More Notable Quotes

Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing yourself is enlightenment.-Lao Tzu
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. -Confucius
When man wants evil destroyed so often he rushes to action. It is wrong. First be still. Then act only as I tell you. Always calm with Me. Calm is trust in action.-Two Listeners

Monday, November 12, 2007

Notable Quotes

If we don't know life, how can we know death?-Confucius
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
Don't follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
-Muriel Strode
When you judge you limit your horizons. It's like putting bars around your soul.
-David K Wells
Flow with the Go!
-David K Wells

You must not expect to live in a world where all is harmony. It is your task to maintain your own heart-peace in adverse circumstances by relying on Me.-Two Listeners

The Legend of the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale

In the beginning there was Light, and it was good. Darkness became jealous of the Light saying, "This is my domain where I am Lord of all but your Light revealed that my domain was empty and void. Now I have no meaning; therefore, I must destroy the Light to regain my greatness." At that time Darkness was separated from the Light and the age of the Warrior Knight began. These Warrior Knight's were given the Divine Power to discern the forces of darkness from the Light. They began to write about their insights and adventures, which passed on through generations to this day. The instrument to contain these thoughts was called "Moleskine". Thanks to the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale the quest for truth through creativity and diversity continues today.

The Latest Knights

No, this is not the three Amigos. These are the latest additons to the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale. Part of my Starbuck's Council, from left to right we have: Sir Richard Lionheart of Limerick, Sir Glenn of Olson and Sir Cliff of Starbuck's. I didn't have time to paint out the McDonald's sign, nothing against the Scot's, but they don't need anymore advertising. Through thick and thin, these Knight's have had my back more than once. See you at the next battle.

Sir Hook

Sunday, November 11, 2007

More Mexican Knights

Here's Sir Hook, aka "Bandito Man" with fellow Knight of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale, Sir Nuge of Warrick. Sir Nuge of Warrick donated a wonderful photograph created by him, printed on canvas and framed in beautiful hardwood that raised $1,500. He didn't even have to remove his clothes or his hair to do that! Mexico will never be the same!
Sir Hook

Mexican Knights

? Que Pasa? Sir Hook becomes the "Bandito Man" duirng last night's Mexican Night at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Standing next to me is our Padre, Padre Ron of Guadalajara. All secret societies need spiritual guides and Padre Ron is one of the finest. Later that evening he gave up his Sombrero and hair to raise $20,000 for a new air conditioner unit for the school. Bandito Man did his best to raise money by running around tables and lifting up other peoples auction number cards. Of course, being a true Knight of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale, I did win the bid on learning how to make 30 bottles of Australian Shiraz at my house. Let's party!

Sir Hook quien es Hombre de Bandito

Friday, November 9, 2007

Sir Kenneth of Woodword

Meet our latest Knight, Sir Kenneth of Woodward. We go a long way back, having worked together in the agency business over 23 years ago and recently working together on my Health Marketing programs. Sir Kenneth is not only a gifted artist and creative talent, but also the creator of Steak Dance, a spice rub made available in certain food stores. Check out his web site at Spicy on the inside...Spicy on the outside, Sir Kenneth of Woodward is another fine example of way you should want to be initiated as a Knight of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale!

Sir Hook

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Recruiting at Starbuck's: The Caffeine Pub

This is my friend John Spence. He has just joined the Knights this morning at Starbuck's. Sir John of Manhatten is married to Doctor Anna Spence, a Maternal-Fetal Specialist. This is proof that an Englishman and an Irishman can actually get along! After all, we're all just Celts at heart!

Cheers and Erin Go Braugh,
Sir Hook

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Finally, We're Here!

Finally after a lot of talking, thinking and drinking the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale is online. I've recovered from my broken back and I'm back in the saddle again! Let's get this party started! My thanks to our Co-Founder David "Bowie" Kuhn aka: Sir Bowie of Greenbriar, and my fellow Englishman actually from England, David Carr aka: Sir Dayvd of Oxfordshire. Sir Dayvd is the creator of our graphics and Coat of Arms. I met him at one of the Knights sacred meeting places, McGrath's Pub in Harrisburg, PA. Life continues to be good. I look forward to many more days of celebration to come. I finally will be realeased to fly into BWI again in December and I'm looking forward to seeing my fellow Knights at McGrath's on December 10. Of course, I have to go see the Colts play against the Ravens the night before in Baltimore. I was supposed to see them in Dallas during pre-season, but that was a broken play when I broke my back in my car wreck there the day before. Such is life, a glorius celebration of the unknown. Remember, we are united through our diversity!

Sir Hook of Warrick