I’m always amazed by the positive power of the morning. As the sun climbs over the horizon and the first rays of light touch the world around me, it whispers the promise of our greatest blessing; a new day, a fresh start that Nature gives us every 24 hours.
I love great “value” wines. For a wine drinker, there are few things better than buying a low-cost bottle of wine, opening it, and having it surprise you, outpacing its cost with good flavor and quality. The 2016 Block & Tackle Cabernet Sauvignon did exactly that for me. I bought this wine at a local wine shop (shout out to Sunset and Vine in Blowing Rock, NC for this selection. Support your local wine shop!). My wife was grilling out some spicy jalapeno burgers. My cab stock was low, so I picked up this bottle for $16 to pair with our meal.
Was walking today and noticed two kids meeting for the first time at a playground.. Within five minutes they were running around and playing together, laughing and enjoying themselves. A black girl and a young white boy. What do they know that we adults can’t seem to grasp?
I’ve been playing Pathfinder RPG for about 10 years now. Back then, I liked they based it on D&D 3.5 rule set, which was the basis of my campaign back then. I also liked it wasn’t Wizards of the Coast, and it wasn’t D&D 4th Edition. It’s a poor way to choose a rule set based on what it is NOT, but having been a D&Der since the boxed set days, I was burned out by the constant rule edition changes and mountains of supplements and add-ons. And I, being a geek, was always there with my charge card out.
During one of our day trips from Florence was a few hours visiting the city of Siena. A few hours is not long enough to discover a city like Siena, but it provided a glimpse into this famous Tuscan town, with the promise we might return one day to explore it further.
I have a bad back. I would love to say it was due to an old football injury or the result of saving an old lady from a burning building, but the truth of it is I’m just an overweight computer geek. Bad backs are as much a part of our DNA as comic books and Monty Python quotes.