“Things will work out.” Apriori Proprietary Red 2015

Monday night I had some free time open up when my second meeting was cancelled, but then the first one took longer than I expected it to. Last night I had another meeting. Tonight I’m teaching class. Tomorrow night I have a meeting. Friday night, I have Thursday night’s meeting that got pushed to Friday when Thursday night’s agenda got added to. I’m not the busiest person I know, but I’m close.

Without revealing too much, last night’s meeting was about a business that Sonja and I hope to invest in. We’ve been working on this for a few months now, and we think we’re moving in the right direction. Of course, this is a big decision. It’s a financial decision, yes, but it’s also a decision about where to invest our efforts and, perhaps most significantly, our time. With so many other obligations already on our calendars, mine more so perhaps, we can’t help but ponder where that time will come from. We know that if it’s something we are passionate about pursuing, as we are, then we can find the time. As I said, we’re getting close to making this happen, and we’re very excited. One nice thing about last night’s meeting that wasn’t true of any of the others, is that wine was served. I especially liked this one.

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The 2015 Apriori Proprietary Red Blend is a magnificent beast that contains all five Bordeaux varietals. Weighing in a 15% alcohol, it’s silky smooth upon the palate, with fine tannins and elegant structure. Abounding with big red and deeper purple fruits, to find a wine from Phillippe Melka in this price point is pretty amazing — Phillippe has made wine for Chateau Petrus, Chateau Haut-Brion, and Dominus, all of which command much higher prices than this beautiful blend that retails around the $40 range. As Sonja and I sat around, discussing our struggles, the use of our time, and our desire to get into business, we paired this wine with our cheeseburgers and earnest conversation. It helped me to believe we’ll figure this all out.

Cliche’ though it may sound, my wonderful kids are growing up fast. I can’t help but feel like I’m missing out a little bit, with all of these commitments that are to things other than my family and the time I spend with them. That’s something I have to wrestle with. But what I know for sure, and am so deeply appreciative of, is that my children are not missing out. They have a mother in their lives who dotes upon them, loves them deeply, and is always there, both for them and for me.  She’s the perfect partner, both to help raise a family and to go into business with. She makes everything work around here, and knowing that makes me confident that everything will soon work out.

Cheers to amazing moms everywhere,

Mark

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