Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A Very Unique Author Event

Last Thursday night, Joni and I went to see Rick Snyder, an old friend of our son, Josh.  They went all the way through elementary and middle school together.  But unlike all of the times we saw Rick at our house, this time we went to Books, Inc. in Berkeley to see him and hear about his book, DECISIVE INTUITION:  USE YOUR GUT INSTINCTS TO MAKE SMART BUSINESS DECISIONS.  And, boy, are we glad we did.  We haven't read the book yet. But Rick captivated us, and the entire audience, for nearly an hour.  He definitely knows his stuff and how to present it.  Here is Rick's dedication:

     This book is dedicated to the individual divine spark inside us that we carry, often forget, and sometimes have to be reminded about daily. May we each continue to bring our deep listening and curiosity to this subtle whisper, our quiet confidant and reliable copilot that simply wants to guide us toward our greatest triumphs, fulfillment, and joy, no matter how much we kick and scream along the 

Have I piqued your curiosity?  I thought so.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Martina McBride and Her New Cookbook

Last Saturday, Joni and I went to a little bit of a different author event. First of all, it took place at a very cool winery in Napa.  Secondly, the author is one of the most successful country singers of our generation. And, thirdly, a cookbook still counts as a book, right?  Yep, we were at Calmere Estate Winery. And the world-famous country singer/cookbook author is...Martina McBride!  How cool is that?  We ended up with appetizers, salad (see below), entree (see below), and dessert, all from Martina's cookbook, Martina's Kitchen Mix.  And between courses we got to give Martina a bunch of questions that she graciously answered.  Plus, we had a good table, as you can see from the 1st picture.  Kudos to Karen West, of Book Passage, for being a great emcee.  And, as usual, Book Passage put on a terrific event.