Category Archives: Wine

Reformed Drinker

I quit smoking cigarettes (for good) eight years ago and became a Reformed Smoker. You know the type: smoking disgusts me and I make no bones about it. I don’t want to be around it, and I if I can … Continue reading

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Uncomfortably Un-numb

Here I am: Day 22 of the 100-Day-No-Booze Challenge. That’s three weeks without an after-work cocktail. The good news is, I’m no longer numb. The bad news is, I’m no longer numb. Funny thing about drinking (or whatever your numbing … Continue reading

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BigLaw Blues

This week, I bring you the Vermilion Flycatcher. I photographed this bird in Tucson last March while I was there on a lawyer boondoggle (also known as continuing legal education). At the time, I thought I’d photographed a Scarlet Tanager, … Continue reading

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Sobriety is a Yawner

For today’s back-yard birding photo, I bring you the Blue Jay. Larger than most bird-feeder birds, Blue Jays are noisy and aggressive. They’re also fairly comedic and fun to watch. You’ll notice this Blue Jay had lowered his crest, which … Continue reading

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Evolution

I follow a lot of blogs written by alcoholics in recovery. According to my therapist, and by my own assessment, I am not an alcoholic. I am an abuser of alcohol, however. No one has told me this; they don’t … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

A journal by any other word would be as true. Or would it? What if you called it a blog? Blogging is odd. When I first started, I had no idea what it was about. I wrote and wrote and … Continue reading

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Am I an alcoholic?

I’ve heard it said, you don’t ask the question unless you are. I’ve asked the question many times in my life. It seemed the prudent thing to do. The answer was always no. But simply asking the question often led … Continue reading

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Birthday Girl!

Today is my 49th birthday. My last birthday with a 4 in front of it. I awoke this morning at the Hotel Bernini in Florence. Last night, I had a four-course dinner at a wonderful restaurant, including too much wine. … Continue reading

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