Thirteen Winters in Oregon

I love looking at our vineyard in Winter.  Because Winter is rainy, our cover crop is green and growing.  It took me a while to get used to seeing grass this time of year but in the midst of my 13th Oregon Winter I think I’ve finally adjusted.  I like the...

Gaining Focus in the New Year

Resolutions.  I have mixed feelings about resolutions.  I love that that new year feels like a clean slate and that I can set goals for myself with an entire year ahead of me to fulfill them.  On the other hand,  I’ve had the same three resolutions for about 30...

A Great History Comes with Challenges

Donna and I have spent the Christmas holiday in North Carolina with my parents.  They are in their late eighties now and dealing with many of the challenges that accompany longevity.  It’s easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of their aging, but as the...