This column appeared under the “Hip Hops” rubric at Food & Dining Magazine on 10 December 2023. Head on over to F&D to read it.
The principal players have clarified the forthcoming Parlour Pizza/Falls City Brewing venture, such that a more accurate way to view the arrangement is “Parlour to open sixth location in Falls City Taproom in Phoenix Hill,” as explained by Louisville Business First’s Michael L. Jones.
Beers with a Stoic closes a circle that dates to 1978, when my first college class was “Intro to Philosophy.” Later, philosophy and history were my major and minor, respectively. Stoicism comes to us from ancient Greece, positing that to embrace the virtues of wisdom, courage, justice and moderation, we can attain “ataraxia,” or a sense of inner tranquility and harmony in our own lives, focusing on matters we can control — thoughts, emotions, and actions — while accepting the things we cannot, like the actions of others, or the natural course of events taking place in the world around us. No one is perfect, least of all me. But we all keep trying, pausing here and there for a beer. For more: Stoicism.