The Hardy Boys Drinkbook Podcast

A new podcast has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart with souls like mine.

Hosted ByCharles Wefso

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects.


All Episodes

Episode Twelve: Footprints Under the Window ft. Jack Wefso pt. 2

Episode Twelve of The Hardy Boys Drinkbook Podcast! This episode went long because Wefso brothers don’t know how to shut up. This episode will be split into two parts....

Episode Twelve: Footprints Under the Window ft. Jack Wefso pt. 1

Episode Twelve of The Hardy Boys Drinkbook Podcast! This episode went long because Wefso brothers don’t know how to shut up. This episode will be split into two parts....

Episode Eleven: While the Clock Ticks ft. James Thompson

Episode eleven of The Hardy Boys Drinkbook! It’s also our first episode of the new year. Thanks everyone for listening and I hope this year goes as well as...

Nancy Drew Special Episode Two: The Hidden Staircase ft. Kristen Hallstrom

Super Secret Super Special Episode! It’s the Nancy Drew Drinkbook Episode Two! My guest for this week is my lovely wife, Kristen Hallstrom. Kristen is a huge mystery fan...

Episode Ten: What Happened at Midnight ft. Mike Marlow

Episode ten of The Hardy Boys Drinkbook Podcast! It’s a “back to the beginning” episode of the podcast! My hilarious friend Mike Marlow is my guest and we return...

Episode Nine: The Great Airport Mystery ft. Josh Hartwell

It’s episode nine of The Hardy Boys Drinkbook Podcast! Playwright and actor Josh Hartwell chats with me about “The Great Airport Mystery” and Tracy Anne Hickman and William Joseph...

Episode Eight: Mystery of Cabin Island ft. R. Alan Brooks

It’s the eighth episode of The Hardy Boys Drinkbook Podcast! _ Writer and podcast host R. Alan Brooks joined me in the kitchen of a house provided by Buntport...

Episode Seven: The Secret of the Caves ft. Taylor Trask pt. 2

Episode Seven of The Hardy Boys Drinkbook Podcast! This episode started to go quite long, but I couldn’t bring myself to lose any of it. So I split it...

Episode Seven: The Secret of the Caves ft. Taylor Trask pt. 1

Episode Seven of The Hardy Boys Drinkbook Podcast! This episode started to go quite long, but I couldn’t bring myself to lose any of it. So I split it...