Archive for the Tag 'Race and ethnicity in the United States Census'

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Gov. Chris Christie joins The Wine Train Crowd

Yesterday, Govern Chris Christie was kicked off Amtrak’s “quite car.” No joke… Why? Screaming into his cell phone. According to WND: “He got on last minute yelling at his two Secret Service agents I think because of a seat mixup, sat down and immediately started making phone calls on the quiet car,” Mann told Gawker.com. […]

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

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 importantly […]

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When Cork Dork Is Too Simple a Name, or a.k.a. Charm School Dropouts

I love W. Blake Gray, of the Gray Market Report. When he read this story last year, he commented, “Hilarious, Jo. I don’t know how many if any of these things I’ve been guilty of, but I know in the future I’ll be wary of causing Pourus Interruptus.” I’ve had time to think about this […]

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The Dark Side of Lovely Wine Country ~ Is there any excuse for this?

[Image is from PBS.org.] This story was pulled for a bit today, because I was trying to get to the bottom of a “he said, she said,” and I now have. The owner gave me a conflicting story, and it doesn’t match with what I’ve been able to ascertain from the police, so I’m running […]

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Cinco de Mayo in Wine Country

Bradford Mountain You’ve never seen anything like harvest, until you’ve stood in the vineyards with a camera, brushed away the flying dust, and tried to capture the spirit of what goes on during this fast and furious time. When I was working at Belvedere Winery for Bill and Sally Hambrecht, they afforded me a time […]