Off to Alaska

I am at Sea-Tac airport headed to Anchorage then on to Fairbanks. Cup of tea and free internet, life is good.

There is a Dilettante Chocolates in the main part of the terminal, directly across from Starbucks.

Dillettante’s has better tea by far than Starbuck and it is even a few cents less. AND they have always had great customer service.

Oregon Weekend – check out Jory

We drove to Oregon last week to spend the weekend with my dad.

Along the way we visited Cooper Mountain Winery. They had a great Pinot Gris for $13, but what really captured our attention was a Malbec produced under their strict organic and bio-dynamic specifications, $30 was a real value. We have set it aside for our 25th anniversary.

Two people recommended Jory as a restaurant to try. It is located in The Allison Resort and Spa. With this location Oregon wine country is really entering the class of Sonoma and Napa. The Oregon Pinots already win world wide awards over California wines, now they are building the amenities for tourists that will make this a true wine destination.

We sat in the lounge area overlooking the valley. Ordered off of the appetizer menu. Without hesitation I had the best steamed mussels ever! They were steamed with Italian sausage, chunks of the sausage mixed in with the shells and a broth that made you beg for more bread.

My book Let it be Hot!

Was reminded that I have never posted my favorite book, well ok I am biased, the one I wrote Let it be Hot!, How to Deal With Life’s Problems. This is a story about a man who gets lost in the maountains of New Mexico, meets an old prospector who teaches him to eat hot chili and teaches him to not fight life but to Let it be Hot.!

Greg Mortenson – more about schools in a troubled part of the world

Greg Mortenson, the author of the wonderful Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time has a new book out, saw it in the window of the Edmonds Bookstore. If the new book, Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan is as good as the first it will be a must read. Adding it to my list, if you have read it let us know what you think.