Tenuta La Calcinaie San Gimignano Vernaccia 2015
Tenuta Le Calcinaie San Gimignano Vernaccia 2015

Tenuta La Calcinaie San Gimignano Vernaccia 2015

We are going back to Italy for our next wine.

I’m not a big white wine drinker.  I tend to prefer heavier, more robust red wines.  White wines are usually either too fruity or too sweet for my palate.  In addition, there are more health benefits in red wines, so I figure if I’m going to consume the calories, I might as well get the positive effects that go along with a red wine.

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Review: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”

I knew very early on that I was an introvert.  Of course I didn’t know that’s what it was called back then; I doubt many people did.  As a kid, I was simply referred to as “quiet” or “shy”.  I was just as happy being alone in my room with a book as I was outside playing with my friends.  Shy?  You bet; painfully so at times, especially around girls.  (I can’t remember the last girlfriend I had that didn’t have to make the first move.  And that includes my current wife).  But as Susan Cain writes in her book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking“, shy and introverted are not necessarily the same, and it is important that we recognize the distinctions.

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Moment Lens Review

“The best camera is the one that is with you.” — Chase Jarvis

Then I travel, I don’t like to take a big camera rig with me.  While I cannot claim to be the best photographer in the world, I do enjoy taking photos during our travels.   However, the best part of traveling is the EXPERIENCE, and I have found the more time I spend fiddling with a camera, the less time I have to enjoy the experience.   Like most working adults in the free world, it is very rare when I do not have my smartphone on my person.  The brainiacs at Moment Lens have recognized that fact and have created a smartphone camera case and a set of professionally crafted lens, taking mobile photography to a new level.

Moment makes 4 different lenses (18mm Wide Lens, 60mm Telephoto Lens, 25mm (10x) Macro Lens, and a recently released 15mm Superfish lens).   Primarily for Apple iPhones, these lenses are for serious photographers, expertly designed and made with cinema quality glass.  These lenses are designed to create images that are clear edge to edge, minimal distortion, and of high contrast.

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