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2007 Vintage–bottled and out in the world

on November 29th, 2008 by mark

Should’ve taken pictures. I told myself to, but I didn’t. I’m too sore now to be that upset by it. We bottled the Barbera today. Got 25 cases of wine out of 60 gallons and I did the corking. Repetitive motion, reaching up, down, sideways, backwards—the neck, the lower back and the hip have had […]

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on November 27th, 2008 by mark

While it is true that Abraham Lincoln solidified the American Thanksgiving tradition, it was President George Washington who gave the first official American Thanksgiving Proclamation–and it stands the test of time today: Thanksgiving Proclamation [New York, 3 October 1789] Page Image. By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is […]

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Writing, Awards and more writing

on November 26th, 2008 by mark

It’s been a week’s worth of work packed into three days and I daresay that I’m not done working, really. Sure, school is out for a couple of days and that is always a good thing, as far as I am concerned, but the writing still goes strong. I have been able to focus my […]

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Bolt

on November 25th, 2008 by mark

Caution: Spoilers ahead: The hype surrounding Bolt was pretty profound and I daresay I was laughing pretty hard at just the commercials. I knew, though, that often times the funniest parts are in the commercials and clever editing only does so much to enhance the experience. I wasn’t disappointed, though and I don’t think others […]

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Home Improvement Nirvana

on November 24th, 2008 by mark

My life is not punctuated with the kind of manly duties that one associates with…well….manhood. I am not, as the saying goes, a manly man. I’m rather a sensitive soul and I can be downright moody sometimes. I lean toward the creative (and I say lean, here) rather than the practical. So it was with […]

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1800® Tequila Essential Artists

on November 23rd, 2008 by mark

Yessir….this is what you may term a review. If Tequila can be reviewed. Certainly, this beverage has nuances and certainly, it’s got its charms. But real Tequila, 100% Agave, is….well….it’s a thing of beauty. As a beer and wine writer and consumer, my tastes in Tequila are indeed limited. Still, its popularity is well documented […]

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Change and Revelation

on November 21st, 2008 by mark

Friday again and though I’m thankful, I’m also aware of how fast the days are going. Some of this I attribute simply to the fact that my work schedule has produced a new, and rather strange, frustration… The work itself is wonderful and I enjoy the writing and working with clients and magazines and newspapers. […]

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One Week until Thanksgiving

on November 20th, 2008 by mark

Well it has indeed cooled down a bit here and it looks like rain is in the forecast next week. That’s a good thing as we truly and desperately need it. We had some rain in September, as we usually do, but it went away as quickly as it came. The forecast is for four […]

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No Seriousness Allowed.

on November 18th, 2008 by mark

It’s late and I just finished editing and revising some drafts of web content for a client of mine. I was tired earlier, but now I’m not and that presents the mystical problem of when to go to bed. Tomorrow is a 5:30 A.M. day and if I don’t hit the sack soon, it could […]

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More Hoax News

on November 16th, 2008 by mark

As I keep arguing, global warming isn’t happening–it’s a hoax and it’s getting clearer each day that this is the case. This piece in London’s Telegraph is required reading for those of you that laugh at “my ignorance.” Funny that the lead scientist listened to by the IPCC and Algore is, in fact, wrong most […]

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