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December and Final Exams Are Upon Us

We are now entering the last few hectic weeks of the semester.  As a professor, I am busy grading papers and preparing final exams. Students are cramming and desperately trying to schedule assignments from multiple classes so they don’t have to pull … Continue reading

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Enjoying Autumn in Wine Country

Autumn is definitely in the air.  Nights are cooler, the leaves are slowly changing to gold and red, and the grapes are ripening on the vine.  We are deeper into the material in our classes, and students have started on … Continue reading

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In Icy Argentina This Week

It seems a little strange to fly to Argentina during the second week of school, but that is when the International Wine Forum is scheduled in Mendoza.  This year they kindly invited me to be a guest speaker on the US … Continue reading

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First Day of SSU Fall 2010 Classes Consumed by Record Heat

There was an air of excitement on campus today as everyone returned for the first day of classes (Wed., August 25).  People were greeting one another, laughing, and appeared jazzed about being back.  What was unusual was the extreme heat … Continue reading

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A Cool Foggy August in Sonoma

It’s been a cold summer in Sonoma — one of the coldest on record — with thick fog every morning that drenches the plants, flowers, trees, and vineyards with moisture.  When we wake each morning, it looks like it rained … Continue reading

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