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A few moments ago, I came across an excerpt from a quote George Clooney gave during a speech in Houston, recently … “Never mix grain with grape.” As I sit drinking my glass of TerreDomini’s Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2009 that quote takes me back to those first few weekends of freshman year at Western Michigan University. The irony is wine consumption was limited to whatever was the cheapest (i.e. Boones Farm, Mad Dog 20/20, Bartles&Jaymes, etc.) and tasted… Read More

If you hear the song I sing, You must understand You hold the key to love and fear All in your trembling hand Just one key unlocks them both It’s there at your command C’mon people now, Smile on your brother Ev’rybody get together Try and love one another right now Right now Right now! —  Written by Chet Powers Go For It vs. Play It Safe I was about four weeks… Read More

Remember when the days were long And rolled beneath a deep blue sky Didn’t have a care in the world With mommy and daddy standing by When “happily ever after” fails And we’ve been poisoned by these fairy tales… — Bruce Hornsby  and Don Henley It must be the time of year. Proms, graduations and summer vacation are a mere seven weeks away. That’s 42 days, folks. All this looking forward sentiment… Read More

It all started in eighth grade, actually. That’s when I really knew I wanted to write. My English teacher was the first to point it out. She read an essay I wrote — to the entire class — about a short story the class had read together. To this day, I still remember writing it. I had arrived early at my grandma’s home for a family reunion. Since my cousins had not yet… Read More