Beginner’s Mind and Me

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. ― Bertrand Russell This summer,  I wrote a trade article that was widely aggregated. It was my first piece for the wine industry, proper. (Most of my wine-related essays have been more personal.) It's gratifying to … Continue reading Beginner’s Mind and Me

Voice in the Vineyard

We are each born with a prize inside, Cracker Jack- style. The trick is to dig it out and let it shine, rather than trash it with the empty, sticky box.

Out Into the World

Please click to watch this awareness-raising video.     Sometimes, I think I obey all the wrong rules. When I packed for my excursion downtown yesterday to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama, I double-checked the directives on the Emory University website, and did not bring any bags or recording devices. Turns out I could … Continue reading Out Into the World