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How to Make Connections at a Party

We kick off the winter holiday season every year with our Wine Nouveau party, which we held this past Saturday. In the French-inspired tradition of Nouveau where the vintage from the fall harvest is sampled, we taste the Chateau d’Anne wines we bottled in the summer from last fall’s harvest.

bottle of Chateau d'Anne with wine glass on counter

‘I’ve never known a miserly wine lover’

Our wine labels include the motto: ‘I’ve Never Known a Miserly Wine Lover.’ We believe that wine, like life, is meant to be shared with friends old and new. It is through sharing that we make connections and build the community who celebrate with us when we’re up, and hold us together when our world is falling apart. Continue reading

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Sins of Omission

About a month ago I got an email from my brokerage firm thanking me for my recent trade. Puzzled, because I hadn’t made a trade, and a little concerned that someone was messing with my account, I called. A pleasant and helpful person on the phone reviewed my account and reported that nothing was amiss. Assured, I dismissed the matter. Continue reading

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Cowardly Lyin’

Today is Yom Kippur. The Day of Atonement is the holiest day of the year for Jews. I am not of the Jewish faith, and I do not pretend to fully comprehend all that this day means for people of the faith. But I do understand what it means to repent and atone for my sins.

Cowardly Lyin' eroded driftwood log looks like lion head

My Driftwood Lion I found on Hell’s Half Acre Island, Maine. Photo by Brad W. Smith

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