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Year of the Horse

It’s the Year of the Horse, which falls on Jan. 31 on the lunar calendar. A lucky year, according to the Chinese. The Year of the Horse kicks out the Year of the Snake — not a good year considering all the turmoil, conflicts and tragedies in the world.

As the Chinese say, “A good horse never turns its head to eat the grass behind.” So, look ahead, not back.
If you’re an entrepreneur or small-business owner, it’s time to sit tall in the saddle, harness your energy, and rein in your fears.
Get ready to make great strides in the year of the horse. It should be a very good year for entrepreneurs.
In the Asian calendar, each year is associated with one of 12 animals. In the Year of the Horse, look for fast change and powerful energy. Horse years are generally believed to bring good fortune and luck.

We could all use some of that!

The Season of Giving

What I imagine as the perfect holiday gift is always a bottle of good cheer. (or a new car.) What gift could be more sought after, fought after, or more perfectly wrapped? A good bottle of wine makes a most thoughtful gift, is always festive and can be tied with a bow or bagged with the best. It helps to have a good idea of what you are looking for before being overwhelmed by choices in a supermarket or wholesale shop. Remember too, that price does not always equal quality or value. Sure, that $50 Bordeaux might look like the perfect gift, but with a little homework under your belt, you may easily be able to afford two fine bottles, and what could be better than that? Many wine stores have tasting bars, which make choosing fun and easy. Buying wine from your local winery is also an educated purchase, as most of these can be tried on before buying. It makes sense to gift a bottle of wine that you have tried and liked. That way, if you are invited for dinner and no one else cares for the wine, there is always more for you.

Happy Holidays and Cheers!

The Mighty One, Ready for Action

As seen on a recent ride through the Black Range.  The day was so nice there was no turning back for home.   The impertinence  cost us several drinks at the Buckhorn Saloon and a nights lodging nearby.  No sore feelings though.

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