I've spent much of my recent life on trains. Specifically, a train. Specifically, the Amtrak that runs between Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. None of these train trips have been particularly memorable, but I like it that way. Train travel is the last civilized form of transportation, and the lack of spectacular personal disaster is satisfying. … Continue reading Pressing Reset
As frequently happens, a buddy's Instagram feed sent me to daydreaming. The photo in question was a picture of a him grinning with a big Andean brown trout during a successful day's fly fishing near San Martin de los Andes, in the northern section of Argentine Patagonia. Several years ago I went to San Martin. … Continue reading Travel Wednesday: San Martin de los Andes
Snooth actually titled this article "Go New Oak or Go Home," but truthfully I hate the title and refuse to use it in this post. That said, I really enjoyed researching and writing this piece and hope to explore the subject further in future posts. Without further adieu, "Go New Oak or Go Home" (gag).
Just a short post here to highlight a recent article for Snooth.com, a top-notch online wine magazine. The piece, "Underrated Wine Travel: North Carolina" examines the history, climate and terroir of North Carolina wine, with special attention paid to the Yadkin Valley. North Carolina's wine industry is growing every day, and producers in the state … Continue reading New Article for Snooth: Underrated Wine Travel
Marketing in the 21st century takes a lot of effort. Sure, it looks easy. Anyone can start a blog, post on Twitter or throw up a website, right? Yes, but doing it well is another matter. You have to craft good content, put it up and then have the savvy to make sure people actually … Continue reading Call in the hired guns: Why hiring an outside copywriter, content creator or PR pro benefits your organization
We just returned from our honeymoon in Argentina -- 10 much needed days in Buenos Aires and Mendoza. The trip was a combo of wine, steak, busy city streets and horseback rides in the Andean foothills. This trip marked my first trip to the country since living there in 2007, and I still love South … Continue reading A couple photos from Argentina
I just finished Ken Follett's The Edge of Eternity, the final installment in the author's sweeping "Century Trilogy". Having spent the past several weeks furtively seeking out spare minutes to read pages whenever possible, I'm here to say that without a doubt you should read these books ... ASAP. Follett has his share of detractors. … Continue reading Read The Century Trilogy
With an upcoming trip to Argentina -- my first time back in the country since living/loafing there post-undergrad in 2007 -- I took the opportunity to contribute a new post for Snooth. The piece, "The Top 5 Argentine Wine Regions (That Aren't Mendoza") was a great chance to research other wine regions in Argentina. I'm … Continue reading New article on Snooth.com: The Top 5 Argentine Wine Regions (That Aren’t Mendoza)
I've devoted much of my week to thinking about Disney's acquisition of LucasFilm and how that impacts the Star Wars franchise (hint: though the prequels sucked horrendously, I'm mostly excited because I think that this new momentum coupled with advanced technology means that fans stand a fighting chance of owning real lightsabers within our lifetimes). … Continue reading Star Wars: A New Hope?
The recent rumor mill indicates that BP could be let off the hook for its oil spill crimes for around $18 billion. Though this sounds like a lot, it's less than half of what they'd pay if the government held them fully accountable for an oil spill that's still unfolding. I think this is pretty … Continue reading $18 billion? Think bigger.