Confucious Said So?

“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius Linkage to the ancient Chinese sage Confucius as the origin of this insightful quote is debatable and appears to be spurious; anachronistic elements suggest that “job choice” or flexibility of work in the era {485 BC} of Confucius was possible, yet it […]

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Dare to think. Differently.

“To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield.” ~ Quote is the final verse of Lord Tennyson’s Ulysses Tell me wine is NOT a great thing of tumultuous beauty – I dare you – and then I’ll call you insane.  In all my studies, tasting room tours, vineyard visits, literary explorations, conversations with […]

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Go Broke. For Wine.

Christmas 2016 for one, please. In solitude to the soundtrack of A Charlie Brown Christmas by The Vince Guaraldi Trio, I unexpectedly found myself celebrating the holiday like Macaulay Culkin – home alone in Dallas (translate: no tree, no turkey, no gifts, no people). The mental silence and surrounding stillness of my empty apartment left me […]

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