Category Archives: travel

Seek Plymouth to Taste Life

Just after Labor Day, during full-on Covid Season, I was in the middle of a project rewriting a book I had written in a weekend retreat during March 2020. Revision is the hardest part, and I needed to stick it … Continue reading

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Dog-Friendly Wineries

We’ve been winetasting a very long time, nearly 27 years. There are many things we’ve come to love about winetasting beyond the wine. One of those is wine dogs. By wine dogs, I mean both dog-friendly wineries you can bring … Continue reading

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Divine White Wines That Will Blow Your Mind (and Reds, too!)

STANDOUT WINE: 2016 Chardonnay Reserve ($60.00) I wasn’t ready for it, this gorgeous winery in Southern Ashland. It was Labor Day. Yeah, I know I’m behind, but with numerous disastrous fires, near death by fire, PG&E constantly turning off our … Continue reading

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Covid Season and Wine, 2020: Co-Professors of the Art of Winetasting and Connection

Why are we winetasting for 21 days during Covid Season? We love stories, and we see the microcosm of what’s happening in wineries line up with the macrocosm of what’s happening in the world. You may have to stick with … Continue reading

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Lessons from Fire: Love More, Fear Less

Carpe Diem. I am reminded each day that we are here to seize the moment. When we marinate in indecision, fear, the “what ifs,” we truly miss the point. That’s the idea this blog tour aims to support. That even … Continue reading

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A New Adventure (And Revisit of Ashland Secrets You’ll Love)

Today is August 28, 2020, and I just submitted a manuscript an hour ago for my next book called Shine: When Chasing Sacred Spaces Goes Dark. Don’t get attached to the title because it will probably change three times between … Continue reading

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Revisiting Amador-able

Last year around this time, Mike and I grabbed a handful of friends and hit up the California wine region of Amador County, a little pocket of gold country east of Sacramento.           This year, we weren’t planning … Continue reading

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The Real Tucson Gems: My Snow Angels

From the time I was six, I was fascinated with shiny rocks. My mom got me a rock tumbler for my birthday and I spent the days gathering rocks along the creek bed that I would take home and pour … Continue reading

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Magnificent Mt. Shasta

When I first caught sight of it I was 50 miles away and afoot, alone and weary. Yet all my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since. John Muir of Mt Shasta, 1874 View from Mount … Continue reading

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Rafting Life’s River

Comparing life to a river is a worn out cliche, I know. But on this day, the day following my oldest son’s 27th birthday and just a few days before my youngest son’s 16th, I can’t think of a better symbol … Continue reading

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