Category Archives: Life

Musings on…Life

Napa California (Part 4)

Everything associated with this trip to this point has gone exceedingly well, discounting the minor driving missed turns and parking lot anxieties, anyways. It is well understood that missed turns and parking lot anxieties are just part of the deal … Continue reading

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Napa California (Part 3 – The Wedding)

I check the time on my cell phone. Who needs a watch these days? The wedding is supposed to start at 6:30, that is about 45 minutes from now. That is plenty enough time to get a feel for V. … Continue reading

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Napa California (Part1)

There just is something not quite right about being on vacation and the alarm ringing off at 4:00 AM, the normal time of any work week. And yet it just happened. The faithful Subaru is packed, fueled up, and facing … Continue reading

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Joe To the Max (Part 3)

Our assessment of where we stayed in Portland -The Hotel 50; it is clean, budget friendly for the location, stylistically modern, and has a friendly staff. Rooms are a bit on the small side, but have all the amenities one … Continue reading

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Joe To The Max (Part 2)

One of the entrance doors opens again. Everyone’s pulse and respiration rates get elevated for a second time, as heads turn in unison. At that moment I think, “We have devolved to meerkats.” I don’t think at that moment anyone … Continue reading

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Joe To The Max (Part 1)

We are standing in line outside Keller Auditorium, Portland Oregon. The chatter of various groups of the approximately twenty or so individuals which surround us is producing a backdrop of white noise, and the soundtrack in my head is Joe … Continue reading

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The Best Decision…

Recently a good friend of ours posted on his Facebook timeline that he and his lovely bride was celebrating the 34th anniversary of the best decision of his life. Au contraire, mon ami.

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Reunion, of sorts

Offhandedly V tells me, “I’m going to go to a sleep over with my sisters next Friday. I guess you need to find someone to go to the game with you.” The game she was speaking of was the upcoming … Continue reading

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Enter The New Year

Here we are…2013 The anticipation for this web endeavor was to get a posting per week, However, computer, medical, Christmas/New Years’ holidays got in the way.

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Cookies for the Troops

This fall V&I had the privilege of pouring wine for Barnard-Griffin winery during the recent “Catch The Crush” event weekend, October 13th.  At our station was the remarkable 2008 Riesling.  This wine was rated number 66 of the top 100 wines … Continue reading

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