WINE ONE ONE became a sort of distress call for the many of the bloggers who attended the Virginia Blogfest the past two summers, and yesterday, I experienced distress sufficient to invoke this special cry of desperation. And because this is my blog, dammit, I'm going to tell you all about it in excruiting detail. … Continue reading WINE ONE ONE!

Dadless Day

Today is Man Walk Day! Man Walk is an event that some of the men in our neighborhood arrange once, sometimes twice a year. It involves happy hours and a whole lotta beer and steak dinners and trucker breakfasts and a long, 12-mile hike from our street, through the adjacent state park, along the creek … Continue reading Dadless Day

This Day in History – June 30

... in 1859, Jean-Francois Gravelet, a Frenchman known professionally as Emile Blondin, was the first idiot daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. 1936, Gone With the Wind was published. (Prissy: "Lawzy, we got to have a doctor. I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies.") 1952, CBS-TV debuted "The Guiding Light", … Continue reading This Day in History – June 30