Anita Baker: The queen of sultry

The sweet and sultry voice of Ms. Baker is unmatched, and at 60 years old she still sounds as fresh as her debut album "The Songstress" in 1983. As a young girl riding in the car listening to "The Quiet Storm" on KBLX with my mother, I would sing along with Ms. Baker's hits. I [...]


NOT surprised.

On July 2, 1964, the United States passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act prohibited discrimination in the workplace against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin... in 1964. 1964! 1964 was only 54 years ago. To bring it closer to home for me, that's just 22 years before I [...]

Mumm Napa

Yesterday I visited Mumm in (Rutherford) Napa, Ca for the first time! I say it with enthusiasm because I live rather close, and regret not going sooner. Mumm is one of my favorite sparkling wines to bring to parties or to pop open at home for a "just because" moment. The flavors are crisp and [...]