Mathematical Thinking: Problem-Solving and Proofs (2nd Edition)

I didn’t even see it. All I saw was a bottle of Penfolds Grange walk in the door with my dear friend Clif (yes, it’s how he spells his name, the cool way). And there was some other dirty, trashed looking bottle that I didn’t pay much attention too initially. Clif waited patiently until I

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Wine Additives vs. No Additives

A long-time and dear friend of mine recently sent me a link that his friend had sent him about so-called ‘natural wine’. My friend works out daily and is very into health, as his celebrity career demands it. Understandably, my friend had questions. Much of the information from the linked website was a pitch for

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The Memoirs of Richard Nixon

  There is hope . . . In my estimation, California is always an extremely attractive place to spend time in, whether merely visiting or for a lifetime. It has the best of everything nature can offer, to wit: the perpetual beauty and power of the Pacific ocean, mountains, trees, foliage, and fertile land, the

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Louis Roederer and The French Wine Society

These are two truly great names in the world of fine wine, each with a uniqueness that transcends their respective undertakings. The former, of course, is the centuries old (1833), famously celebrated, champagne house known for its outstanding vintage and non-vintage champagnes–a household name, really. The latter, is a French wine educational institution for industry

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The Truth About the Health Benefits of Wine

In recent years it seems we can’t visit the Internet, watch TV, or read a publication without some new study informing us that wine is in some way good for our health. According to a number of studies, drinking one to three glasses of red wine per day will fend off (choose one) various types

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An Act of Congress

    (originally posted May 2014)   On a recent samedi soir I stepped off a busy street and was delivered into opulent surroundings that felt as though I had been teleported to a different country. Although I had not been here before, the elegance and intimate feel of this beautiful restaurant, Congress, seemed familiar

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