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Nancy Wilschke
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Writer, food and wine blogger (isn't everybody?), retail floozie -- isn't everybody?
Writer, food and wine blogger (isn't everybody?), retail floozie -- isn't everybody?

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Stories that are now moot; or -- Two women, one house; or -- Three English words: <i>privacy, nice,</i> and <i>moot</i>
Moot. From the ME [Middle English] mote , via OE [Olde English] mot , gemot , a meeting, and prob. ON [Old Norse] mot , both from the IE [Indo-European] base mod , to encounter -- "an early English assembly of freemen to administer justice, decide community...

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Stories that are now moot; or -- Two women, one house; or -- Three English words: <i>privacy, nice,</i> and <i>moot</i>
Moot. From the ME [Middle English] mote , via OE [Olde English] mot , gemot , a meeting, and prob. ON [Old Norse] mot , both, from the IE [Indo-European] base mod , to encounter) -- "an early English assembly of freemen to administer justice, decide communi...

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Atmospheres
You can keep your Cabo and your Florida. Most of the time. Would they be as atmospheric as this? Would they inspire you to think of Yorkshire fogs -- all right, suburban Chicago fogs -- and ravens perched on bare branches, and footsteps echoing along the st...

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What we're reading -- books with beautiful covers
We're reading Spice , by Jack Turner (Knopf, 2004). The cover image is Conrad Witz' Solomon and the Queen of Sheb a, ca. 1435. Here are careful and wonderful scholarship; and hesitant prose. One thinks the book might have done well as a perhaps 30-page pamp...

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"Inside baseball" talk -- about wine
In all the rush of the holiday season working retail liquor (yay! six weeks of six-day weeks!), I had forgotten to tell you about the attractive lady ambassador representing an extremely prestigious Napa winery, and what she told us. She told us about her w...

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Think again
My fatheads! What, in your opinion, is more significant: the belief of one people, the Jews, in their witness to one God and his personal presence and judgment in the world and in history; after all it has been four millenia of that; or, the belief that the...

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Think
My fatheads! What, in your opinion, is more significant: that the Jews should deny the resurrection of Christ as a fact, even though it was testified to, to the death, by men who knew him and saw him; and even though this testimony became the basis of Weste...

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Flexicore and neighbors
It's funny. When I first moved into an apartment complex, I was instantly introduced to the Neighbor Problem. I believe I have chronicled it here. Awakened by strange loud slapping sounds, which had entered my dreams as a little girl (why a girl?) in flip-f...

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At long last! Lemon cake and cloves, again
From the Nahe region of Germany: Paul Anheuser, 2000 Kreuznacher (" --er" indicating the town of Kreuznach) Kahlenberg (the vineyard, a site "first mentioned in 1499" ) Riesling (the grape) Spatlese (the harvest designation, in other words, second pass thro...

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One thing leads to another
One thing leads to another. Buying, packing, moving, and unpacking has meant houses and (balcony) gardens are on my mind; the last thing I was reading before commencing this particular five mile trek was Deborah, the Duchess of Devonshire's The House: A Por...
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