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Over the past two months, my webmaster (pictured above), has been updating the Django software that runs my website. Some of you may have found problems accessing parts of the website, or were surprised by strange fonts as well as unusual formats, and I sympathize with your frustration.

The software that runs a website is a lifeline that must constantly be updated and revised. The updates require the expertise of a person trained in the complex challenges involved and I am lucky to have someone who attacks the challenge with veracity. That said, it takes time and I request your patience. A great bottle of Pinot will often work wonders to allay your frustrations.

If you meet with a problem with the website, please email me at and I will forward the glitch to my webmaster. In the meantime, thank you for your support.

I should also give a shout out to my son, Dane, who has worked tirelessly over the past 10 years to assist me. His invaluable computer expertise allows him to collaborate closely with my webmaster to keep the site up to date. Dane posts every issue once I compose them, a task that can take him upwards of four hours. If your wine travels take you to Sonoma, visit him at Scribe Winery where he works and relishes the wine country lifestyle.

As far as my webmaster, all joking aside, all due respects go out to Michael MacDonald, who works hard in obscurity to keep the website software updated and ongoing.

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