The Picard Maneuver and Wine

Girlfriend Natasha and I are Star Trek nerds. Some of you already know this. We’re not the full-blown “know-every-word-to-every-episode-and-attend-every-Star-Trek-convention” kind of nerd, nor have we ever adorned the Christmas tree in mini versions of the Enterprise and its shuttlecraft, but nerds all the same. Our personalities are opposite in many ways, yet Natasha and I have found common ground in clean eating (not counting last Tuesday’s chocolate donuts), exercising and watching Star Trek episodes on Netflix. The almost nightly exerciseRead more

Winter’s Grip

Nothing burns like the cold. ~George R.R. Martin~ This was the scene yesterday morning, as I drove home from church. Frigid cold, frigid wind. It may be hard to tell from this photo, but trust me…it was cold. The “real feel” temps were below zero. Mr. Martin is correct, the cold can burn. And sting. And send a chill down the spine. I made one stop on my way home, for water and a few groceries. Once home, I didRead more