This weekend my partner and I went to a grand opening of a new winery in the Asheville area. Pleb Urban Winery is striving to be a winery whose grapes are locally sourced, combining the best of good wine-making with cooperation from local farmers to produce wine-worthy grapes. It’s a win-win collaboration, as talking with… Continue reading This is how WE win…
I’ve always been told I have an issue with authority. I remember being a kid and listening to some adult go on ad nauseum about a topic when I knew, based on listening to other people and reading, they were dead wrong. Being an honorary member of Southern culture with the accent to prove it,… Continue reading There is ONLY ‘I’ in Self-Help
For a few weeks now, I’ve had the pleasure of immersing myself in one of Kate Elliott’s fantasy series, “The Crown of Stars”. It’s a seven book series in a fictional land based on Elliott’s extensive knowledge of the Middle Ages. As with most books, I constantly underline and make notes on meaningful lines, thoughts,… Continue reading Hate Makes You Weak
To all the ‘sleep’ experts out there, let me say… When exactly does reality factor into all the prescriptions for eight hours of sleep? Here’s my take: Suggestion: Have a dark room with blackout curtains. Reality: OW! Busted my toe against the dresser/bed frame/dog nose again on the way to the bathroom! Suggestion: Remove all… Continue reading Keeping it Real Regarding Sleep
Many years ago, when I was much younger, I lived in an area where run-down neighborhoods or more rural roads could be accessed within about 15 minutes of my home. I would often pass some of these areas on my way to whatever busy errand I was on. As I drove by, I often observed… Continue reading What would it be like to just live?