Fresh Start Toy

I am not known to rock a microphone. But I am known to make decisions that I own. I seldom shy from massive decisions, radical turns or harrowing leaps. I relish them. Maybe it’s my version of being an adrenaline junky. My life has been relatively constant change. When I was a teenager my best […]

Is Craft Coffee a Bloody Triangle or a Balanced Square?

Specialty Coffee is a Journey. A long, arduous journey of seeming contradictions, nonsensical actions and a keen focus on the triple bottom line. This is not a Specialty Coffee only value by any stretch, but it is intrinsically interwoven into the very fabric of what Specialty Coffee means. When we are asked to define Specialty […]

Luck : Were You Born With It Or Was It Mabeline?

All of us in America are absurdly lucky. We live in one of the most obscenely prosperous nations on the planet. Our government, although woefully financially corrupt, has a wonderful track record of not taking it out on us physically anywhere near as often as other governments have. The vast majority of us not only […]

8 Stunning Things You May Not Know About My Wife – But After 25 Years of Marriage, I Do

My wife Nanelle and I have been together for most of our lives. We have been together now longer than we have been apart. Our 25th wedding anniversary is this year and we are pretty darned happy about that. She and I are proof of two adages: Opposites attract My wife Nanelle and I are […]

Big Idea Generation Machine – Shower or Sleep?

I almost never have any big ideas in the shower. Apparently I am a weirdo because so many people talk about all the best ideas they have in the shower. Not me. I’m not sure if it is because I tend to take pretty quick showers since I┬áhave lived in the southern California desert for […]

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