We are suckers for browsing gift lists this time of year. So, for the second year, we’ve put together our own. Ideas for anyone who enjoys travel, books, or wine….Read More
It’s been a while since Nicole and I last did a reading roundup. We’ve been reading as much as ever, lots of diversity in our latest books as is typical for us. Here’s what we’ve been diving into lately…Read More
As many of you saw on the Meserve Reserve Facebook and Instagram pages, a few weeks back I appeared as a guest on the What Should I Read Next? podcast hosted by Anne Bogel. Both during the podcast and through listener comments afterwards I received some excellent book recommendations which I've compiled in this post…Read More
Sauternes wine is a relic. For country music fans, think of it as the Hank Williams of the grape world -- once one of the kings, still respected, but not on many peoples' playlists today. Tastes change.
So it goes with…Read More
Recently, I went all in on the 36th President of the United States. All in. Committing myself to 3,522 pages describing and analyzing the life and times of Lyndon Baines Johnson. And that barely delved into…Read More
New home, new city, new job (for Nicole anyway). And the duffel bag I spent the past year living out of is tucked away under our bed. Yes, we even have our own bed nowadays. So it's been a time of change for us. Some…Read More
For our first hike of the season in the U.S. Northeast, Nicole and I journeyed up Mount Tremper which looms above the quaint, small town of Phoenicia, New York. Three miles up and three miles back, for a total six mile out-and-back, the rocky trail gains nearly 2,000 feet in elevation en route to an abandoned fire lookout tower…Read More
The best immersion into the bright lights of Manhattan? Mine is to start at the top and walk to the bottom -- thirteen miles along Broadway Street: views of Gotham in its entirety from sparsely populated Inwood down through Battery Park, history dating back to the Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam, not to mention great exercise...Read More
People are often amazed that Nicole and I have been living out of a duffel bag and suitcase for almost a year straight. Haven't you missed having a home? Surprisingly, not most of the time....Read More
Rarely does a book change the way I view myself and others. The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin did just that. Eye opening!
Ever since I was a small child, I've asked questions. Lots of them. I've had problems taking anything at face value. In some ways this has benefited me both...Read More