October is H&W’s Anniversary Month (Part 1)

October is the anniversary month for my beloved blog, History & Wine. I could never have imagined from the moment of inception that this personal “creative project” would make it a year with over 100 posts, or so quickly be chosen as a WordPress “Freshly Pressed” blog. However, I am extremely grateful for all the…

Decisions, Decisions

Daily Prompt gets me (almost) every time that I decide to look at it. I know that if I click on that link on my WordPress Reader, I’ll be sucked into an essay writing void, only to return once I get it all out of my system. The prompt today is entitled, ” Decisions, Decisions.”…

Second Choice Iconic

This is my story for the Weekly Writing Challenge: Iconic. I never thought of myself as a “replacement,” but alas, it is what I have become; a replacement icon of sorts while the original is in repair. My innards, once forgotten and quiet with dust are overrun with school children and replica shops. My fate…

Michael Jackson and a Stuffed Platypus

So I caved on the WordPress Daily prompt again. Sometimes, these things are fun. It’s more exciting as a writer when you wake up and have no idea what you are going to write about today, only to have some random idea thrown at you and you just write. Here I am, writing to you…

Drawing the Line on Government Intervention

I’m writing in response to Word Press’ Daily Post Writing Challenge about “The State of the State.” The question was posted today, March 25th, “Where do you draw the line between a reasonable government attempt to maintain stability or solve a problem and an unnecessary infringement on your decisions?” Interesting question; this is right up my alley. NYC…