Essays

Barefoot in the Douro

Barefoot in the Douro

I’d come to the Douro to see port being made. Now it was my turn to help make it.

The Houston family eating hamburgers, August 1966

Hamburgers

A family makes its own traditions

Meg at the lake

Suzy-Q

Sweet memories of days at the lake.

Young Red Wine, Wise Red Wine

Young Red Wine, Wise Red Wine

Evaluating a young red wine is an exercise in prognostication: Is the wine worthy? Also: Is the exercise worthy?