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May 11, 2003
I found it delightful, for instance, that Mr. Calloway and my father shared the same fondness for Bass Dark Ale. Since it was the cheapest drink at Mac’s Bar, one might assume that both of them simply wanted to maximize their drinking funds. I think it had to do with similar tastes in methods of relieving stress. I’d seen them both at work and knew first-hand how much effort they spent trying to provide for me financially on the one side, and educationally on the other. Maybe this expended energy required the dark bitterness of Bass to remove the tiredness.