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A Coming of Age Story

What started as a silly book I had to read junior year of high school became a silly book I consistently think about in my “adult” life, especially the above segment. How can I identify so clearly with the narrator, Holden Caulfield, and the kids who get too close to the crazy cliff? I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I have to pay taxes and go to work but in many I still feel like I know nothing; like a child on the edge of a cliff. I’ve fallen off a lot of crazy cliffs and I’ve been the catcher in the rye for myself a few times, too.

Holiday Wine Pairings

You know, no matter where you dine out, somms (sommeliers, you know, the pin-wearing experts who open the bottle of wine you order at your table and pour you the taste so you can nod and approve?) will always be able to recommend a wine to go with your chosen dish. Literally, no matter where. But what if you’re at chick-fil-a? can a somm recommend a wine to go with my precious nuggets? For sure. But holiday food is the pinnacle of food pairing—think of all the decadent deliciousness you’ll plate up this holiday season.

The Power of Asking

In May of 2016, I was on top of the world. I had completed all four years of college as a Division 1 student athlete, and had a freshly-minted marketing degree in hand. Everything I owned could fit into my Toyota Camry, and at 5am the day after I walked across the graduation stage, I drove to my future home in the Napa Valley.