That most wonderful time of the year

From our house to yours, enjoy the wonders of the human spirit throughout this string of holiday seasons that carry us into 2011. May your holiday spirit enjoy broad sprinklings of merriment, family, safe travels, and optimism for what lies ahead.

One-of-a-kind, On-line, Odd-ventures

double genache chocolate cheesecakeIn ongoing ventures as an E-preneur, I've gathered a marketplace for world-class goods that you can't find anywhere else. Please explore with me the worlds into which I've  wandered, studied long and hard the last 3 years, and discovered wonders -- gourmet specialty coffee roasting and blending; gourmet artisan chocolate; gourmet cheesecake; art prints, and artisan crafts by amazing family artists. MORE DETAILS

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Join in themes that support living in good cheer and overcoming anything the world throws at us. Favorite subjects: Family. Grandchildren. Dogs. Friendship. Excellent books. Incredible food. Cameras and photos. Espresso. Movies. Music. College sports. Baseball. Fountain pens. Cooking. Other stuff. Yours?

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Power Thoughts to Live By

Favorite quotes and thoughts about living positively and optimistically.

Optimism and Positiveness
An optimist arises every day and says, "Good morning, Lord!"A pessimist arises every day and says, "Good Lord, morning...." (Author unknown)* * * "When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb."--Denis Waitley, founder, The Waitley Institute* * *"Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning...move on." -- Norman Vince Peale* * *Swedish proverb: "Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow."* * *"You see things; an ...
Anne Frank:
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ...