Welcome to Mick's Web Page on The WELL

In the Spring of 1985, while wandering through the West Coast Computer Faire, I encountered a booth where the Whole Earth folks were announcing that they were about to start . . . .The WELL. I signed up on the spot. It's been my one of my virtual homes ever since.

Vanity publishing goes digital

The Web remains a place for all those little bits and pieces that never get published, or not published enough.

Bewildered by the jargon of your flaky, wu-wu New Age friends? Bewilder no more. Because now you can learn... How to Talk New Age

I live in California's Napa Valley. It's hard to avoid talking about wine when you live here, and even harder to avoid wine hype. I came up with some advertising copy that I think epitomizes the whole wine mystique. Come visit Chateau L'Ego!

I've got this great recipe for Chinese Walnuts that we make each year around Christmas. Bet you can't eat just one.

If you've ever tossed and turned at night trying to get to sleep, one of these tips might help. No, they're not guaranteed. But you're pretty likely to find one that works for you. The Best Cure for Insomnia is to Go to Sleep and Ignore It -- And if you've got your own tips, please pass them on to me.

Or you can simply read a book on the Napa Valley. Visit the most complete selection of Napa Valley Books on the web.

You might also be interested in my book on QR codes: Scan Me: Everybody's Guide to the Magical World of QR codes.

Favorite Quotes

It's time for the wizards to step back, 
and the little hobbits to carry the ring.

W.I. Thompson

The Work is serious, but it doesn't have to be deadpan.

E.J. Gold

If you feel like dropping me a line, I'd be happy to hear from you. I'm at

Thanks for visiting.

Mick Winter

Last updated 2013. Originally created and posted January 1995.