Downstairs after dinner and everyone in bed but me.  Long day, whole day in field and all I wanted was this.  Some Jazz, low-lit room, xmas tree providing most of my sight.  Walking up and down hills in SF makes me want there, the houses, I want just one of them… some impressive grander inContinue reading “12/10/18”


Kitchen and coffee, dropping off Emma before Jack, which I thought would be brilliant but wound up making Jack late and had to go to office and get some pass to return to class as attendance had already been submitted… but I don’t let it slow me, on Friday’s eve, which means nothing to aContinue reading “(10/26/17)”

Tasters from Dallas…

“I think of that pink wine when I hear Zinfandel. Is that wrong?” 40-something woman says. “Well, it–” I start. “Zinfandel IS pink, Jeanie.  This is a different kind of Zinfandel.  It’s red so it’s much different.  There’s tannics in this one.  Actual Zin doesn’t have tannics ’cause it’s served cold.” Early 50’s man confidentlyContinue reading “Tasters from Dallas…”

Day gets tough, I

out-tough it, direct dozens of fiery narratives, last poetic pundit– syllabic pugilism, after today, new truth has risen..  directly confront the circumstances given– characters like me slows nary, and no woe, up turbulent rivers in the most inclement I row.. your octave is elementary at best– Work harder than me?  How’s that possible when you’reContinue reading “Day gets tough, I”

inward jot

A cemetery on the grounds… an amazing vineyard walk at new property, actually more than one… selling four cases to a couple from the South Bay, people with whom I spent a lot of time, talking about everything from the Peninsula where I grew up, the drive up to Ridge Winery in the Cupertino hills…Continue reading “inward jot”


Want to be in bed by 22:00.  Breathing easy downstairs while wife and little babies upstairs rest.  Long and significant day for the writer tomorrow, closing the semester and back at new winery assignment.  Time continues to assault the writer, but I need stay sharp, healthy, lively and awake.  Much why I’m going to bedContinue reading “21:35”

wine framing

Cancelled class this morning, as I had that meeting and another meeting at a winery down the street.  All day been thinking about selling, and how selling should be more artful and genuine.  More on that later, maybe.  Either way, I’m home.. focusing on me in this freewrite which is assured to be short, abbreviated. Continue reading “wine framing”