Monthly Archives: June 2018

Retreat Day Two

There we were up at Crystal Mountain this beautiful all-season resort.  I was up there as a guest while my Bride had the luxury of working.  We started the day off with a big breakfast, where there was not only … Continue reading

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Summer Retreat

We found ourselves up at Crystal Mountain in the northwestern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan.  Crystal Mountain is now a year-round resort, but originally it was known more for skiing, but they have parlayed the grounds for all … Continue reading

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A Traditional Father’s Day

Another Father’s Day has passed and I did not receive a tie and I also didn’t barbecue.  For years, when I was in the men’s apparel business, ties were always a go-to item for the day, but since I was … Continue reading

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One More for the Road

Bob Anderson, maybe you recognize his name and maybe you don’t.  I first saw Bob entertain at the London Chop House, the old legendary restaurant in Detroit; back then the owner also had the Caucus Club across the street where … Continue reading

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An Afternoon Graduation Party

It is that time of the year for high school graduations and I guess if you live long enough, you end up attending many assorted generations of these parties.  They are getting to be quite elaborate these days.  We just … Continue reading

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Big Sur Reserve Pinot Noir

I am now getting to the last of the wines in the shipment from “A Taste of Monterey.”  One of the finest decisions I think we have ever made, because we are not limited to only one winery, so the … Continue reading

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Coastview Cuvée S.A. Andrée

One of the joys of unpacking a carton from my wine club is to see all the goodies that I will find.  I have to admit that I am like a kid in a candy shop with some coins in … Continue reading

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