How I Became a Great Wine Publicist

I’ve noticed something about the quality of my work and the service I deliver to my clients at Wark Communications: It has gotten better over the past 6 or 7 years. I might be inclined to attribute this to more experience but I just don’t think that’s the fact of the matter.

I think that this increase in the quality of my work is directly related to being more content in this period of time than any point in my life previously.

What changed is the arrival of Ginny

About seven years ago I met the person who in this blog I tend to refer to as "The Best Graphic Designer in the World". Alternately, I call her my wife. Today she is both those things but today she’s also "The Birthday Girl" (which reminds me, I need to call her parents today and thank them).

Among the things the Birthday girl has done to make me more content and a better wine publicist are:Ginny

-Lowered her standards and married down

-Introduced me to the concept of optimism-in-practice

-Showed me how to more effectively commit to taking out the garbage

-Helped remove my fear of power tools

-Saved me from my own meager graphic design instincts

-Made the work that is a marriage, seem ridiculously simple.

-Encouraged my ongoing devotion to blogging, something that too often keeps me sequestered in my office when I should be sipping Ricard or Dry Rose with her.

Today is her birthday. That means my mind will likely be elsewhere.

Anyone who wants to send this amazing woman a birthday wish   is encouraged to by CLICKING HERE.

Happy Birthday Darling.

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    Thanks for sharing Tom with us. At least we know we can toss him back whenever we want … And Tom, the line about your wife “making the work that is a marriage seem ridiculously simple” … Brilliant.
    Keep it going. BOTH of you.
    Mark Fisher

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