Monthly Archives: November 2015

Beringer Wine Dinner

Last Wednesday, we had an opportunity to attend a Beringer wine dinner at Cunningham’s in Towson.

Beringer is a big, big name in wine, and they made their mark (and their money) selling inexpensive wine.  They may be best know for White Zinfandel.  So we had tempered expectations on the wine, but were looking forward to the food, and spending some time with our friend M.

We also look forward to meeting new people at these events.

Overall, the food was outstanding, and the wines were pretty good, too. Continue reading


Grow Up

Some very good advice from Jim Wendler.

Mason Darrow didn’t choose to be gay and I can’t imagine the stress of telling his teammates. But I can assure you that if his teammates didn’t get on his case about him being gay, he would have been alone in that locker room.  There is a difference between hate and busting balls.  This has been understood by high school kids, in locker rooms, for decades.  Somehow this has been lost by those too busy to police the world than to mind their own goddamn business.

I think a lot of people would be happier, and they would find more success, if they quit worrying about other people and started worrying about themselves.  Live your life, focus on getting yourself the best you can be.  Let other people worry about themselves.


Rebooting Blogging?

I think I might start blogging again.  It’s been a long time since I regularly wrote anything other than training log updates, and even those moved to facebook a while ago.

I have moved on (mostly) from political/current events.  The older I get, the less I care, and the more I realize how little it matters to me.  I’ve posted about this before, but I’ll say it again:  When part of such a small minority political philosophy, you can lose yourself in frustration.  The vast majority of people fundamentally believe they get their rights from the government in the form of permission; that there is no such thing as a right based simply on a persons’ humanity.  That isn’t changing in my lifetime, so instead of getting worked up about which R or D is going to get elected, I refocused on myself, my family, my friends, and my clients.  Whatever the government does, I can work around it; typically it’s just a financial cost, so I just work a little harder.  (I feel bad for people who can’t do that – where a 20%+ increase in their ‘affordable’ health care insurance means something in their monthly budget.)

Anyway, I’m done with frustrations.  Other than the Ravens.

So if I actually stick with this, I’ll be posting about food, wine, lifting, with a little Economics, and probably some other random stuff tossed in for good measure.


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