It’s Not About The Wine

Wine has been a serious hobby for 50 years. We collect wine, incorporate vineyard visits into our travels, enjoy drinking it with friends, and have even written a book about our wine adventures called It's Not About The Wine published on Amazon with more details below. Our interest has led us to explore most of... Continue Reading →

The Mother of The Selfie, Frida Kahlo

Kahlo, who suffered from polio as a child, nearly died in a bus accident as a teenager. She suffered multiple fractures of her spine, collarbone and ribs, a shattered pelvis, broken foot and a dislocated shoulder. She began to focus heavily on painting while recovering in a body cast. In her lifetime, she had 30... Continue Reading →

The North Coast 500

“The Scottish NC500 brings together a route of just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery, white sandy beaches, rugged mountains, remote fishing villages, hidden gems, and a wealth of unforgettable experiences; the North Coast 500 is one of the world’s most beautiful road trips." Our daughter and her husband hired a motorhome/RV last year... Continue Reading →

Mountains of The Mind

“If any book typified the meaning behind the title of my blog All states of being are determined by mind it is this one. Nothing to do with Buddhism but plenty concerning aesthetics and linguistics and perception". Synopsis Robert Macfarlane's Mountains of the Mind is the most interesting of the crop of books that were... Continue Reading →

Who have you most learned from?

Marcus Aurelius, in his Book 1 Meditations, reflected on all of the people he learned from and what he actually learned from them. Father, mother, grandfather, great grandfather, brother ….. all are here with many values and insights listed; Here’s my chosen selection from his list: From Diognetus: to endure freedom of speech.From Apollonius: freedom of will... Continue Reading →

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