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November 11th, 2019

Give Yourself a Push

If you know me well, you know that working out is central to my being. Monday through Saturday you'll find me at the gym in the morning. If travel or work interferes with this, it's certain that I'll do that workout in the evening or add one on Sunday morning. Working out keeps me centered, makes me feel good in general.

As I mentioned a while ago, I also try to attend yoga once a week. There's a 5:30 pm class at my local YMCA, which fits

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October 28th, 2019

Passive vs. Active Voice

When writing, active voice is considered better than passive voice. If you're not sure of the difference, I'll explain via these examples.

Passive voice: The cookies were made by Sue.
Active voice: Sue made the cookies.

Active voice is more powerful. It gives power to the person, animal, or thing taking the action, instead of the action happening to them. I always try to remember to use active voice when writing. However, it occurred to me the other day that I don't use active voice

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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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