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Wine Appreciation

In Onward on December 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm

The coach of a recent seminar I attended posed the question, “Do you know what the difference is between someone who drinks wine and someone who appreciates it?”  The question lingered as our academy group wondered at his question.  Our coach went on to explain that someone who drinks wine does just that – they drink it.  Someone who appreciates wine, on the other hand, can tell you much more.

Those who appreciate wine are familiar with nuance.  They may be able to identify the year, the wood in which it was fermented and the vinter.  They may describe the various flavors and aromas that fill the glass as they swirl the wine in their mouth.  Wine lovers talk about ‘legs’, which describes the viscosity of the wine as it drips down the sides of their glass. Read the rest of this entry »


Living in Abundance: Time

In Unrealized on December 1, 2009 at 10:38 am

A couple of years ago, my wife and I held annual passes to Disney’s theme parks.  They worked great for an adventurous date night.  After a meal, we would head over to the parks to walk around, talk and get on a ride or two.  There was no pressure to see everything in one day!  Or frustration about waiting in a long line.  We simply enjoyed each other’s company.

Sometimes, I wish life were that easy.  Frequently, I find myself rushing to ‘the next thing’.  Tired of waiting in lines, and generally scattered in a crowd.  Seems like I never accomplish ALL the tasks on my to-do list.  Strange how I can hold myself in contempt for not doing all the things that I think I should do – like have an empty email box, make progress on my writing, marketing my business, etc.  Does the list ever end? Read the rest of this entry »