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The Man Who Died Five Times

The Man Who Died Five Times

Random people talk to me. Specifically, people I’ve never met come up to me at random and confess weird shit about themselves. I have a theory about this now: a theory that goes against pretty much everything I’ve believed up until this point in my life.

Wine from Napa and Sonoma and Healdsburg

Why I Am – Errr – What I Am Drinking For Thanksgiving

2016 Yao Family Wines Napa Valley Brut Sparkling Wine. Pairs With: Seafood appetizers; caviar; assorted cheeses; the deep-seeded loathing that occurs as a result of the inevitable self-inventory you take during the holidays. Why does every party start with champagne? Because it makes everything festive and larger… Read More »Why I Am – Errr – What I Am Drinking For Thanksgiving

Why do men look at other women

The Wandering Eye

I was sitting at the outside bar at Farmstead in St. Helena on a gorgeous summer afternoon, when my lunch date caught me watching a woman pass by. “You are a flitterer,” she accused me. “You have a flittering eye.” I tried to pivot from… Read More »The Wandering Eye

Dating, Part One: 24

You’re probably asking, “why would anyone who’s not twenty-four want to date a twenty-four-year old?” The short answer is simple: Because I’m a guy. The long answer requires you to understand the thought process of the male gender of the species.

The Walmart Sommelier

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WARNING: Wine Snobbery oozes from this particular posting like goo from a 15-year-old’s pores after a two-week Proactive withdrawal. My apologies in advance. I will fully confess my Wine Snob sins in a later post, but for now, I simply lay my faults on your… Read More »The Walmart Sommelier