By Julia Baird A good books about a woman full of contradictions. She ruled a great deal of the world, but saw herself and all women as weak of mind and inferior to men. She cared for the poor, but thought they were the cause of their own suffering. She thought her husband so grand toContinue reading

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Becoming By Michelle Obama This was a lovely story of a woman grown from a loving home and community, driven to find success and then meaning, and who has made a huge and wonderful impact on the world. Not insulated from the world, like the Kennedys, but also from Chicago, I could see how MichelleContinue reading

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I know I have written about it before, but the rules of wine are “important’. And that is because some snooty people say they are important.     Thbpbpbpth!     That’s just a bunch of phony.   There really there is only one rule: Drink what you like. That’s it. That’s the only ruleContinue reading

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Pressing is done and more can be created. Last weekend, we pressed the must of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes picked a few weeks ago. The wine tastes great and smells lovely. We have just a small basket press and a very hands on process. My family and boyfriend are always kind enough to help me pressContinue reading

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Let’s talk harvest! It’s almost here! Harvest: a magical time of the year. Full of long days, physical labor, odd eating habits, wishing you still lived with your mom so she could do your laundry, a beer after the day with friends, lots of fun, and lots of work. For those who work in theContinue reading

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Review of Broad Band The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet This book set my hopes too high. While it does cover many women who shaped the internet in ways I had never heard of, it felt like just the first section of a much bigger story and book. There are moreContinue reading

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