Two Starbucks books

The tale of two Starbucks green aprons I am reading "How Starbucks Saved my Life" by Michael Gates Gill with great interest and a good deal of empathy. I am marking Starbucks 50th anniversary by attempting to read other books on Starbucks that focus on the baristas, and not the business. My novel, Tripio, does... Continue Reading →

The editor in my crawlspace

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR AN EDITOR I'm in the process of finding an editor for my next novel. I am in the process of searching for answers, looking for outside help. I am in the need of expert assistance for something I can't do as well as they could. This happens so often in... Continue Reading →

One thought I thought of

TRYING TO FIND MY WRITING MIND Fishing for the writing mind Even now I am practicing. I am looking for my writing mind, searching for the one thought that will begin this post. I am trying to plant thoughts, grow thoughts, cultivate thoughts and produce a post. But that is getting ahead of myself. I... Continue Reading →

A destination employer

 “Always perform your duty efficiently and without attachment to the results, because by doing work without attachment one attains the Supreme.” – Bhagavad Gita It is a Monday morning. In the interest of full disclosure, I had scheduled this to be an off day so I have the day off from my job. Last week was... Continue Reading →

Can money buy happiness?-part 2

"Have you looked into getting it to a publisher?' "Tripio. The book?' I responded. Howard appeared to be not overly concerned with my book sales. 'Oh, yea early on. But I found the process to be too much like looking for a job. Like sending out countless resumes...and crossing your fingers. I have had enough... Continue Reading →

Too easy to criticize Starbucks?

Kevin Knox answers another of my questions Question-In the blogosphere, Starbucks seems to be an easy target to hate on for easy clicks. It tends to bother me. Does it bother you? Or is it deserved? Kevin's Answer-I think most of the criticism is uninformed. Howard Schultz deserves enormous respect on the business side (along... Continue Reading →

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