I’m not a fan of memorial services. No one is really, and I suppose this is not what you expect to read in the first sentence of a post about the celebration of the opposite of death: birth. But yeah, I think that while memorial services and funerals serve a…


Several people mentioned that the wine industry seems fractured right now. There’s been massive isolation. Zoom is not the same as in-person meetings. Lots of folks are out of work or underemployed. Additionally, the industry woke up to the racial inequities embedded in its institutions and culture, igniting a reckoning…


It’s been a week since Joe Biden became president of the United States. For four years, ten weeks, and four days I was in a shitty mood. Granted, it got a bit better after November 7, 2019, when Biden’s win became official but still, having Trump in office and spreading…


A year ago, I decided to become a vegan. When I was eight, I stopped eating red meat, went back and forth with poultry for about a decade, and fluctuated between pescatarian and veganism since college. Over the last few years, I’ve had a few spurts where I gave up…


Is natural wine only for white people? Over the last few years, I’ve been having this discussion with an array of people, mostly women and non-binary folks. While there are men who seemed concerned about the white male exclusivity that rules some natural wine circles, as a whole, men —…


As Biden is going to be the Democratic nominee, I will do what I can to support him. Biden was not my first or second choice, but months ago, I told myself I would vote for any Democratic nominee, except for Bloomberg or Gabbard. I fault Biden for Anita Hill…


I started writing this a few months ago and, as certain events occurred, the piece evolved. After looking at a first final draft over the weekend, I realized I had more to say and have been revising but am ready to lay it rest, at least for a while. This…


I originally posted this in July (it’s now late October), privately shared it with a few people and just left it there for those who stumbled upon it to read. After several revisions, I feel it’s time to go public.

Cowboy Bill and Louie Lilac

When I was three years…


I tried to find an appropriate image for this post. I even thought that maybe I should just insert the latest picture of my cat, as every time he makes a social media appearance I seem to get more likes. …


Cold hard fact: a lot of people in the “swing states” who voted for Trump in 2016 will not in 2020. Why am I so sure about this? Because they will be dead. Conservative, old white voters are an endangered species and are being repopulated by Gen Z voters who…

Pamela Busch

Writer, student, social justice, natural wine, LGBTQ+, NY-SF, educator, Warriors, that says it all, for now.

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