Wine telling me

that tomorrow morning I will wake early. This is my glass last. There will be several pages propelled before kids and wife wake. First tilt of the little plastic, more impassioned harmony than night prior. I’m with the wine, multiplied ways over, manuscript coupled and unmuzzled. No stop or pause or lull in its voice,Continue reading “Wine telling me”

wine sketchez

Ramey Wine Cellars – 2014 – Syrah – Sonoma Coast Laid-back Syrah…  Just what I needed after a long day.  Light, foggy, coastal fruit with that flirtatious ghostly edge.  Something you need to just speak to you with light blueberry and caramel carousels.  I sipped and just thought about the day, honestly, and I haveContinue reading “wine sketchez”

wine sketchez

Schug Winery – 2012 – Merlot – Sonoma County Easy-going Merlot with that jazz that I look for in any wine.  And it’s not the Merlot type that so many self-sworn “experts” just want to write away with disgruntled barbs and obnoxious dismissal.  This bottle shows rounded and eclectic palate presence with an unusually convincingContinue reading “wine sketchez”

10/23/16 –

This is largely what I’m addressing in being a writing father– time.  It’s more than just a snake, a tyrant, a bitch.  It’s an element hard to find.  Like some rare gem.  Either way this morning I’m pressed–  “Slam that coffee!!” The last cup in the house.  Need to keep more on hand.  Go toContinue reading “10/23/16 –”

wine sketchez: Three Fat Guys Wines

Three Guys, Two Wines, One Obsessed New Fan Chardonnay.  Cabernet.  So how are you to be bedazzled or even a little taken by varietals that so many producers bottle?  Easy.  When they’re done to this stratospherically savory extent.  Before I get into the wines my and Three Fat Guys’ vin ami, Wes, sent me, youContinue reading “wine sketchez: Three Fat Guys Wines”

wine sketchez

Via Guisti Winery – 2015 – Vermentino – Carneros/Sonoma County Not really one who chases Vermentino, but I found this one on a local wine list, at a local restaurant while out to dinner.  I didn’t know what to expect but I was irrevocably riveted by all sensory approaches, the paradiddles that sang to theContinue reading “wine sketchez”

Miles with Eyes

Home from run.  Called in both classes as Emma’s cold or whatever it is persists and I’ll be taking her to the doctor later.  Appointment’s at 4, I think.  Yeah, decided the writing father needs a day to collect certain ideas and meditate on certain realities, possibilities… one of which broadsided me this morning, anContinue reading “Miles with Eyes”

Well here I am, 4AM.

Back to work, back to surprise myself.  But more than anything, defeat you.  Quiet as I ever heard the house– No, quieter.  One idea that pushed me away from the pillows, causing me to rise and turn off the alarm, and again not go back to the fluffy temptresses and under the blanket which isContinue reading “Well here I am, 4AM.”

In a Tumbler

Finally, I can freely write.  Be the kind of writer I need be, right now.  Still with a good surplus of coffee before English 1A.  Just walked outside to make a call, now back in the adjunct cell.  Saw two full-timers in break room, eating whatever they brought to campus to eat, and now meContinue reading “In a Tumbler”


On campus, and much recovered from the food poisoning frolic recent.  Still not 100%, but leagues better than yesterday.  Thought yesterday at the winery would never end, with the sore joints, fever, infuriated core.  But, it’s over, no more.  In adjunct cell with blueberry muffin and coffee, appreciating words from a fellow adjunct telling meContinue reading “Back”