Category Archive: California


“One sort of optional thing you might do is to realize that there are six seasons instead of four.  The poetry of four seasons is all wrong for this part of the planet,… Continue reading

Oakville, CA

I lived in Oakville, California for a few years after college and before real life (or whatever this is called).  The family of my boyfriend-at-the-time had a big ‘ole ranch off of Oakville… Continue reading

Zinfandel on the Rusty Dusty Frontier

Whenever I hear this song, which is pretty often since Emmylou is always popping up on my shuffle (yes, I still use an ipod shuffle when I run- it’s the best little thing),… Continue reading

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Over and under and all around the radar there exist winemakers who are dedicated to allowing the process of what they do, and the resulting product, completely… be… itself- surrendering the control maintained… Continue reading

Gobble Gobble

Like any holiday, there is no textbook Turkey Day.  Every celebration takes on its own traditions- such a beautiful thing! Of course there are the foundations- football, feasting, family, and friends who we… Continue reading

At the end of the day…

The excitement and drudgery, accomplishment and pleasures of our everyday- the scheduled and the unexpected, emails and to-do lists, running after (and waiting for) planes, trains, and automobiles, the schlepping of the groceries… Continue reading