Chapter 20 stops at verse 18. Perhaps that’s a good thing. After the hellfire of Sodom and Gomorrah, whacked out incest with Lot by his daughters, and Abraham’s misguided “sister act” with his wife Sarah, a quick literary breather after the mythic tempests could be a healthy pause before beloved Isaac is born to 100 year old parents and Ishmael is banished in Chapter 21. Slight calm after epic storms and before many others to come. 20/20 is considered perfect vision, but for life, it’s often only in hindsight. 20 weeks pregnant is halfway to full gestation. Breweries in The Class of ‘96 celebrating a 20th Anniversary are some of my favorites and inspirations: Bear Republic, Victory, Coronado, Weyerbacher, Thirsty Bear, Stone, Two Brothers, 3 Floyds, Duclaw, Arcadia, and Original Sin. 1996 & 20s – see also Jewbelation 20 for a load of heavy mojo working with Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle, Rush, Beck, Babs, Sex Pistols, Abraham Lincoln, Lauryn Hill, & Groucho Marx. For now, commenting on the lack of resolution of his magnum opus Infinite Jest published in ‘96, David Foster Wallace clarified, “The answers all exist, but just past the last page.” With the first 20 Years of Shmaltz inscribed in the Book of Life, let’s enjoy a fermented moment to reflect… then turn the page, crank it up & keep on rockin. L’Chaim Tribe!