Category Archives: LIfestyle

Reinventing the wheel?

There are many parts of our lives where we see progress made towards the more convenient, more useful & more sustainable. That continues…physical newspapers are disappearing, just like pay phones & toll booths. Yet there are some things we thought … Continue reading

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Lots of changes…

Chchchchanges…for the better. It’s been a busy few months for the glorified-one-man-show, as we enter the busy Holiday season. Lots of road time and working 6 days a week, leaves little time for else. A few Jets home games have … Continue reading

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Everyone needs at least some time off…

Call it what you will; time off, vacation, R&R…for us mere mortals it is not always easy or possible, even when we are willing to take any significant time off. However…most of us, even the workaholics, like me – It’s … Continue reading

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Getting back up to speed

It’s been a while, for many reasons…The server that Stonedwino is hosted on has had some issues from decrepit broadband speed, DNS settings issues and a host of other technical issues. Between downsizing to a smaller house, moving, settling in, … Continue reading

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Downsized, moving into the busy season…

I moved the family in September downsizing to a smaller 4 bedroom rental, ditching the big house with pool and huge yard. Reality dictates otherwise, with triplet daughters heading to college in less than two years. Had to be done….and … Continue reading

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Good deeds…

So earlier in the day, right after coming back from church I spot a baby turtle dove in our driveway…thinking not good. Shoo the bird into the bushes so the hawk or some other predator doesn’t get it. Then later … Continue reading

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Work hard. Play hard.

Beyond wine and the wine business there are a number of other things I am extremely passionate about. None more so that fly-fishing for trout. From about March through October I have my gear, rods and waders in the car. … Continue reading

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Missing the little things in life…

Why do we as human beings seem to take so many things for granted? Things that we love and enjoy and still take for granted…At least we take them for granted until we risk losing them or lose them for … Continue reading

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Per capita beer, wine consumption by state!

This was too good to pass up and I just has to share… HIGH POINT, N.C. — A software programmer has mapped the beer and wine consumption of all the states. Rajesh Korde, who runs the Significant Digits blog, used data … Continue reading

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The art of following up…

There are so many people I talk to that seem rather excited when I tell them what I do. It seems everyone would like to sell wine and immediately ask me about tips on how to get into the business. … Continue reading

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