People: James and Jean

“I was born in Palm Springs” he said.
He had my attention. I know a few people who have lived in Palm Springs … but James was my first acquaintance born there.
“Then I moved to Wisconsin.”
An unusual move (at least in terms of direction), from my perspective.
“.. and now I’m here. I do guided walks through the wine country.”
“That must be wonderful,” I said.
“Not really,” he replied, “I’m actually a pastor, but sometimes you need to make it work.”

Jean used to be a Dean at one of California’s Universities.
“… and now I work in a tasting room, learning as much as I can about wine. It’s the dream of my life.”

Different horses on similar courses … from different stables, with different riders heading to different finish lines.
You have to know which race you are in – and you will rarely know that of another.
 

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