Fresno Stonewall Dems to host virtual meeting Tuesday, July 14th

The next virtual membership meeting for the Fresno based Stonewall Democrats club is next Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 5:30pm is the online social with the call to order at 6pm.. They aren’t meeting in person like they regularly do because of the coronavirus. Fresno Stonewall Democrats is a chartered club of the Democratic Party’s County Central Committee. The club is devoted to advancing the equal rights of all people, regardless of sexual orientation, preference, or identity. Fresno Stonewall Democrats support the Democratic Party and those Democratic Candidates who support our mission.

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In remembrance of Dark Sky Festival

Dark Sky Festival at the Sequoia Parks Conservancy for 2020 has been cancelled, obviously over COVID-19 concerns. For those unaware of what Dark Sky Festival is, it is an annual event in which participating national parks raise awareness of one of humanity’s most precious resources: The naked night sky. If you’ve never been away from city lights, then you’ve never seen night sky naked. Most of the stars, as well as other faint objects, can only be seen when our limited human vision has had several minutes to fully adjust. Also, most of these dim objects can only be seen in our peripheal field. Don’t freak out when you realize that the center of your vision appears to be completely blind! As the Central Valley’s largest dark sky festival, it also features other activities, such as being able to see through many telescopes pointed at specific regions in the sky.

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My first nitro beer!

I had my first nitro beer (BJ’s PM Porter) last night at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. (This is a topic for another time, but they are handling COVID-19 the right way in Fresno, with their spacious outdoor dining.) The PM Porter had dark, roasted grains that lend a unique coffee presence, with a slight sweetness reminiscent of molasses. The nitro process further compounded how sweet and creamy Porters usually are.

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