Red, White, and Madeira

Picture this: It is July 4, 1776, and the Continental Congress of the thirteen rebellious American colonies has just adopted a wildly liberal document called The Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson, the main author of the document, along with his four co-authors, John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and Benjamin Franklin, are surely settling into a … Continue reading Red, White, and Madeira

First Post, Close to Home

Wow! Finally, my first real post. I must say that I have also been waiting patiently for this moment, as I know you have. What wine are you currently drinking as you write this inaugural post? (You ask impatiently.) Well, I can't say that I recommend this one. I'm currently sipping on an Australian Shiraz from … Continue reading First Post, Close to Home