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October 14th, 2019

Study Wine, Study, Whine






I'm slightly past the halfway point in my Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level 3 certification course. It's been quite an interesting journey so far. On so many levels.





First, there's the studying part of the program. Before you start the course they explain quite clearly that there's a lot of studying required to pass the exam. Because this is a certification I want to obtain, I am studying diligently. In the nine weeks since the course began, I think I've taken three days off from studying.

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September 30th, 2019

Why Do I Defer?






A month ago I met with two team members, Josh and Lee Ann, to discuss a startup event we were planning. The first half of the event would be meetings for investors and startups; the second half would be a reception and fireside chat. As it was our third year of organizing, the format was established, and the bulk of the work was finding people for all of the spots, which included the host for the fireside chat.





Josh suggested that the host should be a woman

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September 16th, 2019

Adding Another Title






As I was thinking about this post, I debated whether I consider myself as having another hat or just another title. It's somewhere in between, like I have a hat-le. I'll explain.





There's a local, weekly paper in central New Hampshire, The Hippo. It covers all things fun- local events, music, theater, food, and more. I have been reading this paper every week for years. It's a nice way to find fun things for the weekend.

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September 9th, 2019

Making Aftercare a Club Effort






The most exciting two minutes in sports.





If I were to ask most people what they know about horse racing, that would be what they would reference. Horse racing is the Kentucky Derby. That would have been the answer I gave about fifteen years ago. Since then I've learned about racing, specifically Thoroughbred, at almost all of its levels. From the $5k claimers to the G1 races, there's a lot to love about horse racing.





Yet, there's even more to this sport. Like

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September 4th, 2019

Taking Time Off






I usually publish my Editorially Thoughts column on Mondays, but this week was Labor Day. Who's reading random blogs on a holiday? Not many is the answer I'm sure. I thought about giving myself the week off, but as I just returned to writing this column on a weekly basis, I decided it was better to stay in the habit and publish a couple days later.





With the long weekend in mind I am focusing on the aspect of time off. When that concept pops into mind,

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August 26th, 2019

A Shift in Gears






Isn't it funny how life can make you contradict yourself at the snap of your fingers? Not even a month ago, I wrote about my role as the Program Director at Wasabi Ventures Academy and that it plays a smaller role in my current work schedule. That still is an accurate statement, but it does need tweaking.





Shortly after I wrote and published that blog post, I received an email offering me a role as a judge at the Startup Showcase for IgniteU's summer program. (You

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