When I was in high school, I was involved in theater. I wasn't the star of the show--I wasn't in the spotlight at all. Instead, I worked as stage manager, making sure everything was in place so my wildly talented friends would shine. This earned me the ironic nickname "Famous Amos" (um, yeah, like the … Continue reading Startup: The Backstage Pass
The following organizations assisting fire victims are either personally recommended by me or by friends/colleagues here in wine country.
At a time when the nation seems to really need a drink, I'll be offering wine. (Hey, we all make an impact in different ways, okay?) The wine will not be not for sale. Instead, you will be able to access the wine by making a donation to your choice of featured charities.
My essay on winemaking and uncertain skies, "Small Talk" is up today at Entropy literary magazine.
In Cavalier Career, we explore the will to do good work. So what kind of work does it take--really--to bring wine to the table? Consider:. A harvest crew skilled not only at picking fruit, but hunting rabbits. Courage enough to traverse war-torn Syria in a taxicab full of ripening grapes. Nerve to skirt the law, particularly in … Continue reading “It’s important to find your lens.” In conversation with writer Cathy Huyghe