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November 3, 2011

Living In the Dark

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When I stepped into my house coming home from work today, I was immediately reminded of the most recent power outage with the acrid leftover smell of the fireplace. For three days here in the early part of November, lights out, traditional heat unavailable, the fireplace was my best friend.

Many thousands of people are still without power. But everyone I’ve spoken to has commented on how spoiled we are as a culture, some more than others. Few of us are required to survive with minimal creature comforts–heat, running water, lights and electricity for lighting the nearby world around us and for powering our sacred wireless devices. This latter may be the most current problem.

Before electricity and heat it must have been lonely coming home to a dark and dank house if there wasn’t someone there keeping the home fires burning, so to speak. The light seeping from the floors and running down and off the walls…

My time alone in the dark for 3 days was a little eye-opening. A love/hate circumstance that was valuable, forced me to work hard to generate heat for cold nights, change my routine for bathing, cooking, using and washing dishes.

Cheers to my fireplace. I’m sipping some Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Port and I’m about to move onto a hugely affordable little favorite of mine: Korta Barrel Selection Reserve, Petit Verdot. “Mature fruit and candy” just like me… ha ha

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June 16, 2010


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What about those people you come across, particularly at work, who try and hold you back so they don’t look bad? Ever felt one of those work place wedgies? Here’s how it goes down…You have a nice skill set for your job. You’re eager to stretch, challenge yourself with additional tasks, projects, and/or responsibilities. But one of your colleagues who has a similar job realizes he/she’s lacking some of the skills you have to take on bigger challenges or simply wants to dig heels in.

I want to choke the shit out…. Get offa me, for goddsakes already. Don’t want to learn a new skill? Don’t. But don’t cry when I getpetite petit wine the next job or the next project or people want me on their team.

Shaving off the sharp edges of my day I’m kissing on a bottle of Michael David’s Petite Petit, a winner of a blend between a Petite Syrah and a Petit Verdot, a medium bodied red — smooth and “jammy black current-like flavors with notes of dry blackberries and vanilla.” I’ve been searching for a good Petite Syrah ever since the very best  ( Ledson Winery’s ) I’ve ever tasted can no longer be had. This from Michael David almost measures up.