Naked Grape — Working my way through the label

Loving the lush of the grape, I’ve decided to take an analytical approach to new wines. I’ll simply call it: ‘Working The Label’. The goal is to pick a label and then try each of the different blends. Tonight’s selection was Naked Grape. I recently found this label, within the past few months (doesn’t mean it hasn’t been hanging around for longer in my area; just means I finally noticed it). The plain white coloring appealed to me: not pretentious or austentious. Simple, basically bare. It would either work or not. Branding considers the wine–dry. I agree. It’s definitely a red meat wine. Branding considers the wine–full-bodied. Here, I disagree. It’s a bit of a […]

Quick Plug for Review Books and More

Excellent work by a fellow writer, Andrea Geist. A new review website has been born, but with a bit of a twist. Andrea is bringing her special talent of ‘crafts and more’ to the page as well. Review Books and More is a great place to stop by for the latest on books, publishers, authors and if you’re feeling crafty, stick around. Andrea covers a lot of ground in small amount of space. Thanks for dropping by my back porch. Be sure to visit Andrea’s at Review Books and More. Romance With A Texas Twist — ebooks.

Work-Outs For All Types

For the past 11 months, I’ve trained my body. To become something better than it’s been in a long time. Then it hit me. Why stop at that limit? Why not train to be better than I’ve ever been? So, I hit the NRH Centre gym three to four times a week. I started at thirty to forty-five minutes and, by the end of each session, my face beamed such a splendid cherry red that folks stop to stare at the tomato (that would be me) using the work-out equipment. Looking for actual muscles seemed to be an exercise in futility, but I kept going: three to four times a week. Week after week, I […]

Texas Roller Derby

Lots of friends were enjoying a class reunion this weekend. Me? I tried something a bit new. Texas Roller Derby. Never been? This event was at Blue Line Center in N. Richland Hills. 4 teams — leagues — skated. Two separate matches. This was at the beginning of the match and the National Anthem. Doesn’t appear to matter what the sport in the good ole’USA. Before a match, everyone hits their feet for the National Anthem. The singer — sorry, I didn’t catch his name, but he’s opened for a couple of local bands — did a great job. And then the crowds, friends, family and I’m assuming spectators simply lined the skating surface to […]