Archive for the ‘Jo’s World’ Category

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I’m worth $3,718 ~ Good to know that Wine-blog has done something good for me

Tweet It’s good to know that Wine-blog has given me some worth. Cellarer.com has all the info on Wine-blog… According to their research. Cellarer: The most popular wine sites: Here is a directory of websites and blogs about wine. The table only shows the top 100 sites out of a list of 500. This exhibits […]

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I love blogging on Saturdays

Tweet I love wine blogging on Saturdays. Writing isn’t frantic, because the phone’s not ringing. The home office is quiet… period; except when the doorbell rings. But, I know it’s my mailman Paul with a package of something I’ve ordered, and that’s great. Thinking outside of my boxed self is enjoyable. The rants don’t come […]

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Irish Setter Story ~ I’ll drink to that

Tweet This is a personal Irish Setter Story ~ I’ll drink to that is a category that I’m putting this into. I have family stories that are worth sharing, and honestly fall into a category I like to think of, “I’ll drink to that.” It’s a good weekend story, and it involves my Great Aunt […]

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A petite Sirah and a Dr. Peanut

Tweet A petite Sirah and a Dr. Peanut… Let me make sense of this one… Astrid Sirah There’s not a typo in my title…. The greatest honor I’ve had, since I first began my Petite Sirah journey in September 2002, is to have a granddaughter just be named Astrid Sirah. And, she’s about as petite […]

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Left handers day says Iift you lift with your right then you are left with your left

Tweet I taught this to my children, beginning with my first born, starting in 1973. It was an easy way to have them learn which hand was which. “If you write with your right, then you’re left with your left. And, if you write with your left, you’re left with your right.” The second line […]

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Wondering about wine, women, and pregnancy

Tweet Have you ever wondered about wine, women, and pregnancy? This has been going on with me since the warnings first began to emerge in the 1980s… By then, I had already had three happy, healthy daughters, and I was an occasional wine drinker during the 70s through 1980, when I gave birth to my […]

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A Wine Editor and a White Feather ~ Why Being Perfect Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Tweet A Wine Editor and a White Feather… I just read on Facebook: That moment you realize an email you sent, which declared your credentials as an editor, contains a typo. This kind of realization always brings me back to my Happy Daze, and how I learned to ease up on myself and – more […]

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Howling Wolf in the Sierras and lightweight in a saloon ~ What? No wine!

Tweet Years ago, I worked for Ironstone Vineyards. It was a two and a half year gig, and I intuitively knew going into it that it would only last two years. It managed to squeak out to two and a half years, with the last six months really squeaking along… except for that howling night. […]

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Birdie Ballet ~ Alfred Hitchcock’s Inspiration?

Tweet After seeing Birdie Ballet, I’m betting that Alfred Hitchcock got his inspiration from this phenomenon… Especially since it’s stages in Sonoma County… at Bodega Bay. This is where, I too, saw my first Birdie Ballet. Now that it’s autumn again, I can’t even begin to tell you how long I’ve waited to write about […]

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Happy People Dancing on Planet Earth Video Credit: Matt Harding & Melissa Nixon; Music: Trip the Light

Tweet I’ll drink to that! You’ve got to see this video, if you’d like a little hope about the people of planet earth… It’s been a very tough week, between politicos wrestling with their agendas and the Libya riots and deaths (the week of September 9 -16, 2012). “Trip the Light,” People.