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Brian Patrick Cork is living the Authentic Life

Mexican Beer


No doubt there once existed a truly Mexican style of beer, brewed in a tradition that, through centuries of trial and error, fine-tuned indigenous ingredients and local conditions into perfect harmony.

Unfortunately, we’ll never taste it.

Each and every invading force, from the Spanish conquistadors to Maximilian, apparently decided they could do better than what the locals were pouring. And perhaps as a result, we’ve been left with a grafting of someone else’s beer preference onto climate, soil and water conditions that never quite suited it.

So what?

Go with a Modelo Especial.

I understand this particular Blog post has little or no socially redeeming factors (other than historical and geographic facts as cited above).

However, there is a time and a place for a good beer.

And, a Modelo is best (and is) shared with special people.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

Surfing Mexico: 18°92′N 103°88′W


18°92′N 103°88′W, about 50 km south of the city of Colima.

Cork off Pasquale

Cork off Pasquale

I offer these coordinates to one of the best surfing spots in North America. But, imagine me drawing a line in the sand. I know most anyone that reads this will never find the spot.

Few live their lives our way.

Boca de Pascuales on the coast of the State of Colima is a surfers dream; or, nightmare.  A river mouth beach break with some of the biggest, hollowest, fastest tubes in Mexico.  The waves break both right and left with enormous power.

Sunday and Monday we had only 8 people in the water – and, one board was broken.  The faces are 20 feet and up with lips 2 – 3 feet thick.  There are stories, shared around icey cold Modelo Especial’s, around Pascuales (spoken reverently) of “around the corner tubes”; waves so deep you can’t see daylight.

The break is not far offshore – only about 50 to 100 yards. A short paddle; but, the 8 to 10 foot walls of whitewater can be formidable.

WARNING: Don’t try to surf this spot if you are inexperienced or out of shape.  Surfing Pascuales unprepared may be hazardous to your health.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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