“The Tasting Room” in Seattle: Visit and Discover Washington’s Wines on Winetraveler.com

This past week as we explored Seattle, we got to know a little tasting room serving up some boutique Washington Wines right in the heart of downtown Seattle at Pike Place Market. After the first visit and tasting through the "The Hunt for the Reds of October" flight, we knew we'd be back. And we … Continue reading “The Tasting Room” in Seattle: Visit and Discover Washington’s Wines on Winetraveler.com

Capitol Vineyards, Far from Capitol Hill

Virginia never ceases to amaze me with its rich history and climate potential for the winemaking business.  Though it is the oldest wine-producing state in the country, Virginia is very new when it comes to mass-producing and marketing wines made in the area. Most of the vineyards that you will find in this state are … Continue reading Capitol Vineyards, Far from Capitol Hill

DC Small Business Spotlight: Sweet Tea Photography

In the spirit of supporting small businesses and friends, I thought I would use this platform to highlight some small businesses in the Washington, DC area that I think you all (my growing audience) should support. As some of you may know, I think it is very important to "shop local" when you are looking … Continue reading DC Small Business Spotlight: Sweet Tea Photography

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 … Continue reading Second Choice Iconic

March Madness

March is a crazy month. Seriously. College basketball is intense and unpredictable, allergies begin their attack with ferociousness, and the weather is...insane. If March were a person, she would be diagnosed with schizophrenia. I woke up this morning in Arlington County, Virginia to snow on the ground. Legitimate snow! We haven't had snow all winter … Continue reading March Madness

Happy Birthday, Aunt Susi

Today, January 22nd, would have been my Aunt Susi's 66th birthday. I remember her being very excited about turning 65 last year, as she was finally eligible for Medicare. She had struggled without health insurance for some time, and finally, she had the security of knowing that she could not be denied health coverage. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Aunt Susi