Cell Intelligence

There have been times when I’ve thought about whether human cells are intelligent or not.  Sometimes I thought they’re being smart was simply a metaphor. I’ve studied them, written about them, have a book about discovering their intelligence, but what does that really mean? I recently revisited the work of one of the scientists I talk about in my book – Guenter...
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Tasting Shapes

The idea of perceiving wine as shapes is not a new one.  What is new is capturing the shapes in wine through the microscope.    British wine writer and critic, Pat Simon, former wine consultant to the World Bank, UN Food and Agriculture Agency, and Master of Wine for 40 years, wrote in Wine Tasters’ Logic that he made mental images of a wine, formulating shapes as he learned. His lexicon...
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Wine and Intention

Can we, with our thoughts or other unmeasurable manipulation, change the taste of a wine? Well, I won’t tell you how but      it has been done Perhaps it was magic 3 glasses of the same 2008 cabernet sauvignon were treated ‘mysteriously’ with crystals and thoughts Voila! The simple wine became fruitier with one experimental variation, and softer with another. Here are what...
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In the Beginning

After writing Secrets of the Cells, I was so intrigued that I needed to explore more the amazing  inner world of our cells and was struck even more with their surprising intelligence.  I was also surprised by the lack of scientific evidence on its creation –  the creation of life.  That first living cell is different than the Big Bang! And so it was that I began exploring the...
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Memories of Wine

In creating a presentation on my journey into wine, I was remembering my first days with the winemakers at Sterling Vineyards – Theo Rosenbrand and Bill Dyer – falling in love with all things wine-related – the cellar, the vineyards, the sharing ideas and their questions, and of course, the other part of a winery  – the tasting room hospitality –  Questions they...
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Sacred Geometry: Mystic Molecules

When I was first trying to ‘brand’ what I do, I called my work “Mystic Molecules.” And one of the reasons,  I considered molecules as mystical – their geometric shapes reflected many symbols different cultures held as sacred.  I also interpreted that their shapes told a story of molecular creation and divine design. After all there must be principles of design that...
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