2017 December Afternoon Respite Inspiration Nook

Wine’s My Respite

It was Martin Luther who said,
“beer is made by men,
wine by God”.

Well, to drink or not to drink,
that is the question.
Drink, I say.

My toil may be really long,
my body aching,
I move on.

For as soon as I get home,
My wine is waiting.
My respite.

From all the cares of today,
all imagined fears,
and real ones.

I repeat, wine’s my respite.
Keeps me sound asleep
all night long.

Since I’ve been drinking my wine,
I have stopped to whine.
Wife’s happy.

Peter Nunez
"Fray Peter" heeded the call to the priesthood right after high school. Upon completion of his temporary vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), he realized he had a different calling and so he ventured out into the world. At first, he made a lot of mistakes from which he learned. In 1992, he joined his wife Alicia in the U.S. They were blessed with two fine sons, Stephen and Michael and “adopted” two wonderful daughters Pau and Joni. From them, he has 4 grandchildren. He started his professional life in the U.S. as a part-time teller and after 6 years was promoted to Branch Manager of the Bank of New York in their two branches in New Jersey. He also joined the North Fork Bank as Branch Manager with the title of Assistant Vice-President. He was a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) which authorized him to sell various investment products. As a side hustle, Peter is working on his photography skills and has co-founded "The Traveling Chefs." Peter enjoys reading, writing, cooking, travel, golf, photography and triathlon.

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