After 8 years in Vermont I have moved back to an urban area with more opportunity for love, things to do and make money. Vermont is great but wow oh wow, what a tough place for business.
Moved to Brooklyn last June to start the process of setting up retail operations here for my sugaring, hot dog and ice cream business. I will continue to operate my 8,500 tap maple sugar farm from Jan to mid April. I won't be living in Vermont that entire time, just a week here and there to work with my crew.
From April to Dec I work at my store with highly reviewed all Vermont chili cheese dogs and the best maple creemee (soft serve ice cream in Vermont) in hundreds of miles at least according to TripAdvisor and Yelp.
I am a man at home with being male for all its strengths and weaknesses. I spent some time living as a warrior on the civilian side of order during the tumultuous mid 70's as the country convulsed.
I had led a very lucky life and largely worked at things I love doing so it rarely feels like work. I will admit that end of a 24+ day of making sugar can seem like I have worked.
A serial entrepreneur, I spent twenty years in the high tech world. I operate a maple farm on 250 acres in southern Vermont and soon a farm store on 5th Ave in Brooklyn.
I can plan, purchase, prepare and serve classical French or Macrobiotic meals and the range of styles in between. Single pot dishes are really cool. Most meals are prepared from whole food, sometimes with ingredients that I have grown or raised and always with care and awe for this bountiful planet.
My experience has taught me that wine is good if you like it and not by its price, although, to some degree these like many aspects of life are related. Clearly there are rare and wondrous things, but the most profound times of my life are often moments that appear from nowhere.
You will find me filled with wonder about this experience of life and planet, yet anti religious. With the exclusion of Buddhism & Quakerism, a brief review of war and atrocities committed in the name of god or gods leads me to believe that religion is the real evil on earth.
I have flown more than 2 million miles in jets, visited more than 30 countries and have slept on six continents. A little tired of traveling, but the right partner could convince me to take a train trip through eastern Europe, sail the Caribbean or Hawaii or go on a dog sledding adventure in Alaska or Svalbard.
My only child is really a young man at this point and at college in Brooklyn. He is also my partner in our father/son business.
Have never been handcuffed, well at least by the police.
I am inquisitive, aware, and complicated.
Google Black Bear Sugarworks and follow the path.