Archive for the ‘Jo’s World’ Category

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You have chosen to do what you do. I hope it is not just for free product.

I think by this point you know it’s not for free products, but you still may not know WHY.

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A Line A Day From Livermore Falls, Maine in 1925©

Prefatory After writing my blog post story Twelve years of blogging… What do I have to show for it? Prohibition Redux, (December 8, 2017) I realized that I needed better time management for 2018’s writing. I love to write, was born to write. This blog is where it’s been living, since 2005. So, I became […]

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Wacky Concept Hits the Target with a Pie in the Face

At least, that’s how I feel, every time… And, I’ve got better things to do… How many cocktail concepts are you going to send to me, PR people for the hotel industry and/or spirits companies, before you realize, no sample, no story. Bloggers are writing about their journey into the beverage industry. So, do you […]

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The Chilling Howl That Ran Right Under My Window

Photo copyright: aliensprog / 123RF Stock Photo Years ago, I worked for Ironstone Vineyards. The following story is one of my favorite memories, while working in the Sierra Mountain region. It all happened in Calaveras County. It began with a two and a half year gig I intuitively knew going into it that it would […]

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A Howling Wolf in Murphys

Years ago, I worked for Ironstone Vineyards. The following story is one of my favorite memories, while working in the Sierra Mountain region. It all happened in Calaveras County. It was a two and a half year gig. I intuitively knew going into it that it would only last two years. It managed to squeak […]

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Évora, oh Évora…

Anything, everything, all of the time… I left a chunk of my heart in the Alentejo. Just search on Alentejo, or Portugal, on my wine blog. Sadly, the second trip (media) that came as an opportunity, I had just booked another flight, and missed the boat (plane). But I was already committed. Someday, I will […]

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An Egregious, Yet Successful, Marketing Plan with Bigly Results

I wrote this one so many months ago on a note pad. I wish I had dated it. It was prior to the elections, I can tell you that much.

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Wine Country Time ~ Hurry up and wait

EXCUSE #3: Fiber optics were cut. It has thousands of lines within the tubing, so we’re trying to find that just right one line, and do have a blessed day.

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Labor Day, a Sobering Holiday

What labor Day Means to Me… is not what you might expect. It’s not a day to go boating for the last time of the season; or, heading off to the beach one more time, before I settle into apple picking. No BBQ’s for me today. Nay… It’s pretty sobering for me. It’s time to […]

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A Boomer Writer Watching Millennial Writers

…as I watch Millennials struggling, because time isn’t moving fast enough for them, I remind myself that life is like an LP. The quicker one gets to the center, the faster the revolutions.