By Chris Poh, Publisher of American Public House Review

USAF 4th Fighter Wing over Kuwait as seen in American Public House Review

The Sevens in Boston

New Voices for the Next Decade

Chris Poh publisher of American Public House Review
I remember quite clearly that collective sigh of relief on January 1st of 2000 when our world did not completely unravel and collapse as a result of the much feared Millennium Bug. In spite of some rather shortsighted computer programming, the lights stayed on, the mail was delivered, the food shelves remained stocked, and our nuclear missiles did not leave their silos after a misread of the launch codes. Much to the chagrin of those that had overstocked on toilet paper, baked beans and ammunition, the beginning of the new century did not spell the destruction of western civilization. But they could at least take some comfort in the fact that the events of the next ten years might finally support the preparedness of the paranoid; because in many ways we may have just gone through the worst decade in American history.

While I am certainly not going to make the case that our current privation, adversity and suffering is any more difficult than that faced by earlier generations—I do believe that we are without those singular strong voices that have in the past united us in principle, and then carried us through the struggle. If in fact those voices do exist, they are being drowned out by the constant din of mindless electronic chatter.

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jack Kiley, the proprietor of The Sevens, a well known pub in the Beacon Hill section of Boston. Jack does not have email or a cell phone, and he is none to fond of the ubiquitous tavern television set either. In his establishment people gather to listen to the voices of neighbors and friends. Since 1933, the patrons of The Sevens have lived through the Great Depression, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, violent civil unrest, and most regrettably—some God awful Red Sox seasons. But through it all they were sustained by those simple expressions of solace and support.

As we begin this New Year and decade, it is the wish of everyone at American Public House Review that all of our lives will be filled with the voices of reason, peace, hope and love!     


mitchell's pub as seen in American Public House Review
Chris launches APHR with his initial comments.
golden pint
Chris remembers a long past New Years Eve in a Greenwich Village pub.
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad as sseen in American Public House Review
The new, expanded version of APHR is up and running .Stay tuned; more is coming
Chris Poh editor of American Public House Review

A remembrance of a friend

"The times that try men's souls!"
offending foot

A tea party for a new year.
A look at the contributions of Muslim/Americans
the sevens

A benediction for a new year.

Taps at the Farnsworth House as seen in American Public house Review
Chris introduces an issue that explores a little bit of the rich military legacy of our country.
Paintin in Whitehorse Tavern as seen inAmerican Public House Review
Chris talks about his early days
as a bartender in NYC.

Boots in Virginia City, NV  as seen in American Public House Review
Chris presents our Virginia City Nevada tour of classic western pubs.
A toast to better economic times and good wishes for 2009.
be good or br gone

Be good or be gone

Billy Mulligan

A friendship in between sets

An appeal to exercise our franchise.

Painting in Ale Mary's as seen in American public House Review
Chris reminisces about his father's home bar and Christmas past.
Painting in Blackkbread bar in Jim Thorpe, PA as seen in American Public House Review
Chris introduces the new look and expanded version of APHR
cannon at The Arsenal in New Castle, Delaware as seen in American Public House Review
Chris presents our issue about taverns with an American Revolutionary War heritage.

Tom Connally
The passing of a friend at the end of the bar.
An historical companion to APHR'S autumn long visit with Philadelphia.
We the people
A look at the dance of rights vs. responsibilities

A 2010 Christmas wish

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