Breathing In the Air and Tasting the Wines in Napa Valley | Part Two

  (This is part two of my travel piece about Napa Valley and San Francisco. To read part one, click here). Besides the incredible number of wineries, there are some picturesque towns that are definitely worthy of a visit. Napa was our first stop. Perched on the Napa River, the town offers adorable shopping, great… Read More Breathing In the Air and Tasting the Wines in Napa Valley | Part Two

Breathing in the Air and Tasting The Wines in Napa Valley

First, there was the air, consistently devoid of humidity according the locals, and as fresh and crisp as you would imagine the hills and unspoiled land of Northern California to be. Puffs of soft clouds decorated the blue sky as temperatures hovered in the high sixties. Then, there was the scenery. The rolling greens of… Read More Breathing in the Air and Tasting The Wines in Napa Valley

Why I Probably Shouldn’t Have Ridiculously Large Clocks in the House

The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it. ~ Esther Williams There they are before me. A large clock in the dining room, an even larger one in the living room, and a most gargantuan one on our porch. They always say, “the bigger the better.” I’m… Read More Why I Probably Shouldn’t Have Ridiculously Large Clocks in the House

A Good Book Will Never Let You Down

I’m about to finish Adriana Trigiani’s touching and inspiring novel entitled The Shoemaker’s Wife. I’ve enjoyed reading this sweeping story of Italian immigrants loosely based on the history of the author’s own grandparents. From the mountains of the Italian Alps to New York City to a small town in Minnesota, the characters and sights covered… Read More A Good Book Will Never Let You Down