MY accounts.

MY life.


Right here.

But more apexing than anything, I’m a father.  Two.  Jack, now 4.  Mon Petit Emma, 2 months but only days separated from 3 (as of 3/10/16).  This provides at times a crippling challenge as a writer, more than frequently just the ample and ideal inner-inferno necessitated to produce truthful writing.  And the wine, only sip when I can, as the mini-beats need their focused img_1683father.  Running, again, when the schedule awards.  Everything is about them, my two encouraging wees.  So here I am, their Ox of a writer-father confined, finally to one bottle; one project one breath one effort… one BOOK-source.  Parenting isn’t effortless, but it isn’t the hell that some of these “mommy” and “daddy” “bloggers” (and I love it when they self-anoint themselves as “writers”) compose it to be.  For me, this scribbling and many times over-caffeinated wine-anchored Ox, who also teaches and loves reading and the French language, anything Jack Kerouac and Hemingway and Plath…..  See?  I’m a mess.  But the mess is contained.  Again, finally, as of today, March 10th, 2016.img_0742

There’s so much in life, just life, and when you’re a writing-father, of 1 or 2 or 4 or more, it shapes the story differently than others sans enfants (kids).  This is just me, and if you want to stop reading, I don’t blame you.  I often stop reading my shit, just look how loosely edited paragraphs can sometimes exteriorize…..

This “About” is supposed to be concise, inoculate some intrigue with my posts and journal pages, me, or whatever.. just read and see what you can take into your story—  OH WAIT, there’s also my attempt at Total Wellness, and Health, Zen study and…  A lot to shove into a single bottle, or blog, book-source.  But it’s here and it’s me, and je vous remercie pour la lecture (I thank you for reading).

10 thoughts on “About

  1. I am just so in love with your blog and wine in general. But especially the way you are able to place words into a line. A detail made with only your soul. Only some people can craft words that way. But then again, some people can only craft wine that way as well. You’re truly an inspiration

    x’s and o’s

  2. I like your blog all round but I love the poetry the most but that may be because I write rhymes myself. Great writer. Check mine out sometime. Cheers!

  3. Enjoyed meeting you Sunday at the tasting room (with my son and Scotty dog). Like your blog, a little stream of consciousness and word smithing. Love the hiccup post. Cheers!

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  5. Bonjour Mike!
    Mon ami, Sebastian et moi avons eu le plaisir de faire votre connaissance il y a quelques jours à Dutcher Crossing. Vous m’avez parlé de votre envie d’apprendre le français donc je vais vous suggérer quelques sites intéressants qui peuvent vous aider avec l’auto-apprentissage.

    Les leçons et les exercices avec les explications en anglais: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/
    Des leçons sur les points de grammaire: http://francaisavecpierre.com/
    Easy French (écouter les conversations en français) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb4zvZdrMz4
    La musique pop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiKj0Z_Xnjc&list=PLGurH3yAA_WvLAwJU8W-eCPVnxXZ3L2o-
    Les paroles pour le vocabulaire (lyrics pour apprendre des chansons) http://www.paroles.net/
    BBC Learn French: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/
    Les comptines pour toi et tes enfants ( bonnes pour la prononciation, la lecture et le vocabulaire: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=les+comptines+francaises
    Apprendre avec TV5: http://apprendre.tv5monde.com/fr/niveaux/a1-debutant
    Apprendre avec RFI: https://savoirs.rfi.fr/en
    Les exercices de vocabulaire et de la grammaire: http://www.francaisfacile.com/index.php

    Les voilà, un petit peu de ressources qui existent sur l’internet. N’oubliez pas de chercher un groupe de conversation prés de chez vous avec Meetup.com.

    Courage avec vos études et continuez de parler autant que possible avec tous les francophones qui vous rendent visite à Dutcher Crossing!

    Bonne année 2017!
    Patty Clavijo

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