I know that I was poking fun at brevity in a recent post, but here I go. I've been reading way too much on the history of coffee, so this was just a way of letting of some mind steam. The History of coffee on the back of packet of Equal In Ethiopia it was... Continue Reading →
New Years Day on November 26th.
New Year's Day this new year This year I celebrated New Year's Day on the day after Thanksgiving on the shores of the Ohio River. That is what I have been doing for the last several years now. If you are a little confused, I will be happy to explain. It not about the calendar.... Continue Reading →
National Espresso Day
Have an espresso today. Today is National Espresso Day. I have a doppio everyday. If you don't know what a doppio is, then its fair to say you won't know what an espresso is. If you read the link above then you will get a good idea of what the drink is. The... Continue Reading →
The Land Before Starbucks- the time before coffee was click-bait
When my sons were much younger they loved dinosaurs. And so they loved animated series of movies starring a group of singing dinosaurs called The Land before Time. I watched those movies with my sons those twenty plus years ago on prehistoric format known as VHS. I had just left a career at a burning... Continue Reading →
Oregon Street coffee house
The story of a coffee house Tripio opens with a prologue, which was the suggestion of my editor. He felt the book needed something to grab the reader right away. My immediate reactionary, immature and arrogant thought was that Tripio is great and that its greatness demands patience! Those thoughts did not travel from my... Continue Reading →
Coffee and writing
Some writing with your coffee? It is not yet seven a.m. on Sunday morning. And I have been up for close to ninety minutes. This is my schedule. I have come to the conclusion that sleeping in is overrated. This is my day off and one hears a lot about how others relish the chance... Continue Reading →
Searching for the perfect cup of coffee.
The search is on It is seven a.m. in Columbus Ohio. I am strolling with intent through a gentrifying neighborhood towards my first cup of coffee of the day. My oldest son is still asleep a few blocks away. I am in town to visit him. A few days ago, I texted... Continue Reading →
Who would read a Starbucks novel?
“Who would read a novel Starbucks novel?” I asked the facilitator of my “Author Development” class. Her answer would be important to me. After all, I had just written one. She looked my way and made eye contact for a moment. She then looked out above my head towards the wall behind me... Continue Reading →
Be where your coffee is
"Those who manage to be where their coffee is will grow, stretch and emerge stronger, smarter and more prepared as we find peace and gratitude in the pause after the sip" This expert is from the above book and has been modified by me. This morning, I am where my coffee... Continue Reading →
Find a category for your book
'All of spring is found in one bud" Oscar Wilde This post's first bud of spring appears... Continue Reading →