Labas!My name is Thomas 'Tom' Cizauskas.
Among my interests, one which holds my profound attention is beer.
I might say that I have a love affair with beer: not simply with its flavors —as delicious, complex, and varied as they may be— but with its history, science, lore, and evolving creation.
After a successful cask tapping, at Legend Brewing Company, Richmond, Virginia. 20 February 2013.
Part of an ongoing guest cask program in celebration of Legend's 20th anniversary.
l-r: Cizauskas; Aaron Sanders (Legend cellarman); John Wampler (brewmaster).
Never ForgetIn the early 20th century, both my father's and my mother's families emigrated from Lithuania. Alone among his five siblings, my father, Albert Cizauskas, retained his given surname. (At the top of this page, "Labas" is Lithuanian for "hello.")
Throughout his life, he remained an appreciator of good books - the words in them and the binders that hold them. Consider contributing to a library of your choice.
At the end of his life, he suffered from Parkinson's Disease ...
... as did the late beer and whisky writer Michael Jackson, who died on 30 August 2007.
I've linked my home computer into a worldwide distributed computing effort - called Folding at Home - run by researchers at Stanford University to better understand protein folding errors, believed to be a cause of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases.
There is no cost, except hope for a cure.
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