Life Uncorked: Mastroberardino Historia 2000

  This weekend my husband, Nick, and I uncorked a bottle of Mastroberdadino Historia 2000, one of the wines we purchased at the Radici Resort and Spa in Mirabella Eclano, when my family visited there in July of 2009. Trust me, it is not often that we have an opportunity to drink a sixteen year oldContinue reading “Life Uncorked: Mastroberardino Historia 2000”

Chocolate, Wine & Dying Anyway? May as well enjoy ourselves!

Here’s hoping you enjoyed some red wine and dark chocolate yesterday in honor of St. Valentine’s Day! I know I did.   Like you, I chose to ignore reports like the the JAMA Network study Resveratrol Levels and All-Cause Mortality in Older Community-Dwelling Adults which indicates there may after all, not be any real health benefits ofContinue reading “Chocolate, Wine & Dying Anyway? May as well enjoy ourselves!”

Artistic in the District: Part Ten, from Ordinary, to Extraordinary

I have always been passionate about art. Unfortunately, when the almighty was handing out gifts, my bag was light on artistic talent but heavy on the creative writing side. No matter, I can still appreciate what I have and what I see.     And when an artist creates something exceptional from something very ordinary orContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Ten, from Ordinary, to Extraordinary”

Artistic in the District: Part Seven, A Strong Second Act!

  If you have ever dreamed of becoming an artist, it’s time to stop dreaming and start doing. Creating art is a wonderful hobby even if it never consumes your life, it can enhance your daily existence. As a former account executive, turned stay-at-home mom, turned writer, I know all about second acts and thirdContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Seven, A Strong Second Act!”

Photo Blogs Speak a Thousand Words

I was reading a post by Om Malik about the preference for long verses short posts.  It started me thinking about what catches my eye when scrolling my blog reader.  Sometimes it’s completely random and based on mood. Sometimes I’m captured by a good title.  But, usually, it’s a great photo that draws me in. Continue reading “Photo Blogs Speak a Thousand Words”

Holy Places: Assisi

Of all of the places I traveled during a three year expanse living in Italy, Assisi stands out as one of the most holy.  I expected to feel this way about Rome and I did up to a point, but tourism, vendors and the overall commercialization of Vatican City left me feeling a bit deflated, which is notContinue reading “Holy Places: Assisi”

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