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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Sound Bites

Harvest the day
Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953) was a prolific, if not renowned American author  whose works often focused on life lessons. He taught effective personal expression through writing and speaking. A friend sent me one of Kleiser's best concepts.... "There are many fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is surely yours is the present.  "Hence this is the time to: "Speak the w ...
Sunset Quotes
“Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.”John Lubbock, English Biologist/Politician, 1834-1913In searching for a good quote about America for the 4th of July, we panned this nugget from the late Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), spoken while he was 40th President of the United States during 1981-'89):“Some may try and tell us that this is the end of an era. But what they overlook is that in America, every day is a new beginning, and ev ...
Power Thoughts to Live By
Favorite quotes and thoughts about living positively and optimistically. ...