Just up the street from us a family has opened a small vineyard and produces several types of wines. They offer tastings and special events, it is quite an undertaking and I applaud their work. I am fascinated by the big life changes and career shifts regular people make. Not so much the hedge fund manager or CEO who decide to do so with their fat bank accounts to facilitate the life change. In addition I admire the people who make these changes and decide to remain small instead of madly pursuing growth as the goal. It appeals to my sense of local and sustainable as a way to make a living. It is a shame when so many small startups are bought out by monoliths, absorbed into the conglomerate culture to become just another item on the shelves at Target, all uniqueness lost as a result.