Darius Miller

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Free Range Parenting?

ave you heard that Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah signed the “free-range parenting” bill into legislation? This is bill is completely insane! It actually ALLOWS children to “walk, run or bike to and from school, travel to commercial or recreational facilities, play outside and remain at home unattended.” OMG, has the world gone completely insane? I spent my early elementary school years in the small town of Ambler, PA. As a kid, we would ALWAYS be outside! We would run,…

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Does Wine Make You Smarter?

have met many wine snobs who think they know everything there is to know about anything but is this really true? Well according to a Yale professor, anyone who drinks wine might have a slight advantage when it comes to mental tasks. His theory states that tasting wine is one of the most complex tasks anyone can do. He touts that understanding the tastes of wine is more mentally complicated than solving advanced mathematical problems or trying to understand the…

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Walking in Your Shoes

hey say if you want to gain empathy with someone, you need to walk in their shoes. This allows you to understand the way they see the world and what matters most to them. Well, that’s what Lisa and I did two weeks ago. We teamed up with two other couples and went Wine Tasting in Paso Robles for 4 days and it was fantastic! (yet another boring business trip LOL)  Many of you know that Paso Robles is one…

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Time to Make the Donuts

ast night Lisa and I got up at 5:00 am and watched the Super Blue Blood Moon which was really cool. This TRIFECTA occurrence of a Super Moon – closes orbit to earth; Blue Moon – second full moon in a month and a Blood Moon – total eclipse only happens about every 145 years. So this is the only time any living person on earth will or has ever seen it; pretty cool but wait, there’s more. Also last…

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Noble Hearts Cellars

Launched in 2016 Noble Hearts Cellars is a non-profit business that works with Angel Flights and has flown over 100 medical missions to help people in need get to doctors and hospitals when they can not afford to. Many of the proceeds from their wine sales go directly to support this noble cause. Goto Noble Hearts Website

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Happy Buddha Belly

Budai: You can find the Happy Buddha – Budai everywhere in China and it is said to bring good luck and fortune if you rub his belly. I will bring him to the winery if you want to rub his belly. When we were in China, we went to a very famous tea region in the small town of Longjing outside of Hangzhou. Imperial Tea: We were invited to the tea house where we learned all about spring tea, summer…

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The Cost of Wine

The Cost of Wine

Blame your great-great-great-grandparents for the cost of wine! Between the years of 1920 to 1033, there was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages that we call Prohibition. In 1933 the 18th Amendment was replaced with the 21st Amendment which allowed the production and sale of alcoholic beverages. However, by this time many of the existing producers had gone out of business and many vineyards were ripped out and replaced with cash producing…

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A Stroke of Luck

A Stroke of Luck I woke up not feeling very well. My body was stiff and my whole right side was numb. I guess I had slept on if funny and of course it would go away I rationed with myself. It didn’t go away and so I went to the doctors the next day. That day would change my life forever. I was greeted by a young nurse who took my height and weight. I told her I get…

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Put Your Dreams to the Test – Over a Glass Series Eps 5

Do YOU have a dream, goal or aspiration? Do you work hard at obtaining your goals and dreams? But are your dreams, your dream? Or are they someone else’s dream? “Your grandfather and father were doctors, so you should be one too.” “Oh, you need a wife and raise kids, that’s what you are supposed to do.” These are not your dreams but someone’s dreams and following them might not lead you to happiness. But how do you know if…

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