Wednesday, March 5, 2008

MS Walk 2008

The MS Walk takes place in May and I'm looking forward to helping Team Travers Travelers beat our $10,000 goal. Last year we beat our goal and had a tremendous time....WE ROCKED ROCHESTER!!!!! Team Captain Jill Travers and I raised over $4,000 each putting us in the Top 20 Fundraisers for all of Upstate NY.

PLEASE visit my fundraising page at: to read more about my buddy Terry Travers and how you can help us fight multiple sclerosis.

Travs was one of the first people I met as a freshman at the University of Rochester and since then has been one of my closest and most treasured friends. Several years after our incredible college experience and while he was serving in the Navy, he was diagnosed with MS. Since then, his physical condition has greatly deteriorated, but he hasn't let it stop him from enjoying his wonderful wife, son, arsenal of friends and living life to the fullest.

I hope you can help me in this important endeavor. A donation of any size would be immensely appreciated. Click on the link and donate today.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Canseco: 'Hey Guys, Who Wants To Come To My Big Steroid Party This Weekend?'

Jose Canseco, leaning over the outfield fence of Dunedin Stadium, to Blue Jays centerfielder Vernon Wells. "Any steroid you want. Winstrol-Stanozolol, Deca-Durabolin, Sustanon, Anadrol, you name it. I even got some exotic steroids from South America, and I might bust out my own special homemade steroid blend. Oh, and if everyone chips in $5, I might get a steroid fountain. It's gonna be sweet." Full story at The Onion:

Friday, February 29, 2008

Wine making underway

After a 10 year hiatus, I've jumped back into winemaking along with my friend and wine 'sensi' Richard. After taking our families on a spectacular trip to Tuscany where wine is an integral part of everyday life, we decided to put up some juice from what turned out to be an excellent 2007 harvest here in the Finger Lakes.

Fulkerson Winery in Dundee on the west side of Seneca Lake is this area's haven for the home winemaker and is where we bought our juice. What's really cool is that they provide you with the proper amount of skins if you're buying red juice. They've got everything you need, including free winemaking seminars, to get you started. One of the best books I've found on both viticulture and winemaking is "From Vines to Wines" by Jeff Cox Even if winemaking isn't practical for you, it's a must read if you're a wine enthusiast.

We've got 5 gallons of Cabernet Franc, 5 gallons of Pinot Noir and 5 gallons of Riesling underway. The reds were allowed to macerate on the skins for 10 days on the Pinot and for 21 days on the Cab Franc. The color looks amazing. Darker than any reds I've ever made. 2007 was an unusually good year for red wine grapes in the Finger Lakes so we're very hopeful about our results. Bottling should take place in the fall and we plan to pop some this Christmas. Riesling of course is king up here. We're allowing it to develop 'sur lie' and hope to be bottling in late spring.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


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