Archive for the ‘Poet in wine country’ Category


Inflatable furniture and what wine was enjoyed

Confessions of an emerging wine educator; in Iambic pentameter (da-da, da-da, da-da, da-da) Bullet points give you the wine progression When I was young and with my folks, home was filled with colonial. Manischewitz Married, moved to Bangor, Maine, where candles dripped on window panes. Chianti in baskets Graduation meant moving back, and yet another […]


Polly Klass, every year I say “hello” again

Angel on my tree, Miss Polly Klass, how I do miss thee. As the angles come out each Christmas to adorn our time of generosity, There you are. Someone finds you in a box marked fragile, mostly me, and hangs you on our holiday tree. I am reminded of you, Polly Klass, who returned to […]


Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah® 2015, as the dust settles

These wine barrel hoops are very symbolic for this year’s Dark & Delicious event, as I know I jumped through all of them. Did I come out unscathed? Good question. Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah® 2015, as the dust settles, I continue to think about how multifaceted and a bit challenging this year’s event was… […]


Somewhere in the vast array of options

Procrastination creates burdens, but those who march forward open up opportunities for life is as it should be… Not wasted… a vast array of options.


The day Miles learned that we can’t turn back time

Once upon a time, Miles learned that we can’t turn back time. That day was on January 3, 2015. It was the first day that Miles heard a timer go off, which had been set to 10 minutes. Nana had bought a timer for Miles, So that when Mommy said, “It’s 10 minutes before we […]


Memorial Day 1865

Memorial Day 1865… With a Snopes True button: “KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks […]


It’s snowing, it’s snowing… the children will soon be glowing, as drifts of snow are blowing…

A Christmas story for my children… that I’m also sharing with yours… One day, a long, long time ago, a little bit of water in a very small puddle by the side of the road evaporated and floated up to the sky. That is what we call “water vapor.” It was a warm, sunny day […]


Dewey Decimal System and other dinosaurs

Travel agents encounter = direct on-line shopping + = the inevitable Dewey Decimal System + Encyclopedia Britannica = Newspapers encounter AOL = On-line publishing Magazines + MSN = On-line “living section” Name the industry + Internet = evolution Wine writers encounter wine bloggers = writers That’s where we’re at with wine […]


Confessions of a wine publicist, social media junkie

My wine blog has allowed for me to get my “stuff” out there. That’s what writers do, get the stuff from inside of themselves into the outside by communicating. And, now this blog is six years old. As I sit here eating a spring salad that Mother Nature and I’ve just grown, and thinking about […]


Inspired Poet in Wine Country ~ Children Are Our Very Special Cargo ~ Happy New Year to You and Yours

Children are given to us. They’re Our Very Special Cargo on the Way to the Future… Just as Khalil Gibran has written, Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they […]