BOOKS: You Simply Can't Have Too Many

Books: The quietest and most constant of friends... the most accessible and wisest of counselors... and, the most patient of teachers.

The LongSword Winery Tasting Patio

In the rich fertile lands of the Applegate Valley - replete with vineyards tucked under the gentle slopes of the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountain ranges - I happened upon this charming tasting patio while en route to historic Jacksonville. I took great delight in their signature labels - especially a sweet dessert wine called, "Conversation" and another - "Accolade" (on the order of a delicate champagne).

Shrouded American Woman

Ancient thoughts sweep furtively through a pensive soul.