Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

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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.

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The importance of an editor ~ So get over it

The importance of an editor cannot be underscored. I’ve hired one for everything that I put out there, and there are even times when my mistakes might go unnoticed. Not very many of them, but it does occasionally happen.  This is because we – most especially those of us who write the original document, or […]

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The emotional intelligence of wine blogging and its vitriol eruption

OPINION: Recently, poop finally hit the fan for the wine blogging community. Everything that’s right with it and everything that’s wrong with it collided in the biggest mess I’ve yet to witness. I believe it’s finally hit a paradigm shift that’s been so needed, but not without its pain and suffering. Imagine creating a wine […]

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Some common misconceptions about wine blogs + reality checks

The following are some are common misconceptions about wine blogs, and I’m taking it a step further by presenting a reality check to go along with each misconception. This is coming from a seasoned wine pro, who is also blogging. Additionally, I’m very aware of the cadre of wine writers who’ve come before many of […]

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What Labor Day Means to Me

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 BBQs for me today. Nay… It’s pretty sobering for me. It’s  time to […]

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Grasshopper, I’m concerned about the us versus them mentality

I wrote this story on July 20, and scheduled it for today. I have to write ahead, because my day job is writing for other people, and I don’t have the luxury of time each morning to write 1,500 words, as this blog post is. This takes about three to do… I’d have to be […]

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Wine country time

I’d like to institute a law, revoking the “pedestrians have the right of way” one.

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Top 10 Marketing Contributions to the Success of PS I Love You’s 10 Years

Top 10 Marketing Contributions to the Success of PS I Love You’s 10 Years of existence… It’s been 10 great years as the founding executive director of PS I Love You, Inc. It’s also been, without a doubt, the most challenging and rewarding job of my professional life; although being the director of a school, […]

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Exploring the Fine Line Between Wine Snob and Wine Enthusiast

I just read a story on TheGlobeandMail.com, entitled, You too can talk like a wine snob. Why do wine writers perpetuate the concept of a wine “snob?” Is it because readers love to rag about them, and it makes for fun gossip? What I read that really got me to thinking… One commenter wrote, “My […]