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Nancy Wilschke
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A fine how do you do
Well! my fatheads. This is a fine how do you do. I am distracted because I have to move. Out of the blue. Granted I was not planning to stay here forever -- so true of all of us! -- but still, another year living virtually in the branches of a magnolia tree...
Well! my fatheads. This is a fine how do you do. I am distracted because I have to move. Out of the blue. Granted I was not planning to stay here forever -- so true of all of us! -- but still, another year living virtually in...
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"The sky is red, dumb ass," or -- humor in Matthew (we found some!)
If you are reading it for the first time in twenty or thirty
years, it may strike you as something out of a Seth Rogen movie. Just one small
paragraph, seven verses. In fact, let's pretend it is a movie script, and we
are millennial hipsters writing it. *...
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A plea for screwcaps
Please. I'm sure it would be lovely. Light, crisp, refined, satiny, the most perfect, gleaming eau-de-Nil color imaginable, if eau-de-Nil could be faintest silver gold instead of greenish gray (which it is). Please. A twenty-five dollar investment. A treat....
Please. I'm sure it would be lovely. Light, crisp, refined, satiny, the most perfect, gleaming eau-de-Nil color imaginable, if eau-de-Nil could be faintest silver gold instead of greenish gray (which it is). Please. A twenty-...
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The answer
I think I've discovered the answer to all the nation's problems! To wit.: return to taxation based on population, not income. This is what the Constitution provided for. (When Progressives got the income tax amendment ratified in 1913, "they won the war," a...
I think I've discovered the answer to all the nation's problems! To wit.: return to taxation based on population, not income. This is what the Constitution provided for. (When Progressives got the income tax amendment ratifie...
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Again with the publishing industry's buttered bread!
My fatheads! It's happened again. Third modern book in a row, plucked at random from the local library's shelves, whose early pages show an author knowing full well on which side the modern publishing industry's ideological bread is buttered. Very well, I d...
My fatheads! It's happened again. Third modern book in a row, plucked at random from the local library's shelves, whose early pages show an author knowing full well on which side the modern publishing industry's ideological b...
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Antares
Star: from Middle English sterre and old English steorra ; Indo-European base ster, meaning star; from this, the Greek aster and Latin stella , a diminutive ( ster-ela , star).   I don't know if there is anything more pleasurable than to sit out on a third ...
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Driving to work with Chesterton
Listening to Chesterton's Orthodoxy on disk in the car. So far he seems to be saying that the modern Western world is living in a state of insanity because we are governed by single-subject intellectuals who function as the insane do: they reason perfectly ...
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First client -- a friend's bakery and coffee shop. First project -- shelf talker for one of their specialty organic coffees. Organic Bali “Blue Moon” Organic Fair trade Shade grown Bali Blue Moon is grown in the Kintima...
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What kind of balance
Random thoughts, random questions.  Why do our (mostly) young leftist friends feel free to make grand political statements, context-less pronunciamentos, at family gatherings, or indeed anywhere? I heard a few exasperated oh-God-I'm-sorry-I-brought-it-up Ea...
Random thoughts, random questions. Why do our (mostly) young leftist friends feel free to make grand political statements, context-less pronunciamentos, at family gatherings, or indeed anywhere? I heard a few exasperated ...
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Wouldn't you know it
Wouldn't you know it! (This is to let you know I am still alive -- just working on a rather lengthy post which I don't want to become dull or scolding even though it's about world events. Funny how they obtrude.) Wouldn't you know it, I no sooner turn off m...
Wouldn't you know it! (This is to let you know I am still alive -- just working on a rather lengthy post which I don't want to become dull or scolding even though it's about world events. Funny how they obtrude.) Wouldn't you...
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Three odd new ideas, and the ancestral castle -- <i>Llantilio!</i>
Here are three strange new ideas: which I will try to summarize as clearly as possible, because although I read politics, when I try to write it, I turn unoriginal and merely end up repeating other people. These ideas may not be altogether correct, but they...
Here are three strange new ideas: which I will try to summarize as clearly as possible, because although I read politics, when I try to write it, I turn unoriginal and merely end up repeating other people. These ideas may not...
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Writer; retail liquor department management.
Skills
Writing; drinking; cooking; baking; savoring; thinking.
Employment
  • WineStyles
    Store manager
    Remember WineStyles? Strange concept, largely defunct franchise as far as I know. But it got me started in the Industry.
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Female
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Nancy Wilschke
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Writer, food and wine blogger (isn't everybody?), retail floozie -- isn't everybody?
Introduction
Twenty-plus years ago, I was writing (and publishing! huzzah!) deeply serious things for Commentary, First Things, and American Heritage. Remember the article damning Dr. Seuss as the most overrated children's book author ever? ("A first-rate piece," the editor said.) That was me.

Then I started a wine blog called At First Glass, and after six years (New Year's Eve 2007-ditto 2013), despite proper efforts to keep it I lost access to my domain name. Blogger pulled the plug. I panicked and started Pluot that night -- it's named for the plum/apricot cross -- so as to have a place to import old posts, thirty or so at a time. This will account for the unusually mish-mash-y feel of Pluot's early life; the "patio sipper" here, the Thanksgiving pairing there.

So no more custom domain names for me. Not even though I have decided to get my feet wet in the copywriting industry, too. Smit & Young is named for my entrepreneurial grandfather's photography studio (fl. 1920s Chicago). We'll see if that domain name is available .... Huzzah.
Bragging rights
Published, legitimately, years before there were blogs. No kidding.
Education
  • Purdue University
    Liberal arts, history -- finally finished that B.A. at 40.
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