An Ode to HST

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This blog post is dedicated to one of my most favorite authors. Conveniently, it is also about him. The late great Hunter Stockton Thompson. Gonzo “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” -Hunter S. Thompson It is impossible to write everything about Thompson in a silly little…

Gorgeous Creatures

This post is more of a question–for men and women. I have to start out by saying that I happen to have a lot of attractive friends. Yes, dudes, my girlfriends are pretty smokin’. The best part about them though is the fact that each and every one of them is also incredibly intelligent and…

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After a request by a friend, I have been going back through the emails that my aunt and I shared over the past few years. We would write each other about what was going on in our lives, and we would also share stories–both fiction and true. This friend…

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It must be time for a wine post. But this will be unlike any post you have ever read…on this blog. There is nothing sexier than a delicious red wine. All you fellow wine lovers know that feeling you get when you have the first sip of an incredible…

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Shameless Promotion Alert!!! I’m using my blog as a way to promote other creative ventures of mine. If you are in the Washington, DC area on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6PM-9PM, please join me, and four other local artists at Hotel Rouge for a Local Artist Showcase.  I…

Diary of a Wimpy City

Dear readers, I have a very special guest poster today. Please allow me to introduce the “Entire DC Region.” Entire DC region, we look forward to your post on History and Wine–take it away! — Hello readers of the History and Wine blog. I do believe that you are the finest people around, which is…

Ray Bradbury Makes Me Feel Less Crazy

I know that I’ve talked about him before, but Ray Bradbury just might be my favorite author (Along with Hunter Thompson- I will never forget Dr. Thompson). My Post, “Where Have All the Bookstores Gone?” was inspired by my second round reading of Fahrenheit 451-absolutely one of my most favorite novels. Even though I am…

Not Interested in the Carnival

Alright, I have something to say. This is my blog, and I do promise a little history here. Not much today, mostly ranting. Well, maybe I have a question first.  Why the hell would anyone want to go on a cruise? There, I said it. Now, you can sit there and tell me all day long…

Don’t Bring Backpacks into the Getty

I landed in Los Angeles around noontime today, February 6, 2013. (I literally almost said June, which tells you where my mind is, or isn’t, or maybe it’s just a reflection on the amount of wine I drank at “Wine Hour” at my hotel.) Excited about the afternoon of leisure that I had awaiting me…

Snow Fall Moments

Like an old filmstrip, my mind reels back to a time when we were all much younger and healthier; a distant memory behind all the haze created by adulthood drama and many nights of drinking too much wine. I can find this frame when I get lost inside myself, sliding down tunnels through memories to…