Coffee Blog

To sip or to wait—that is the question.

The steam streams up from the deep brown java in my mug. I watch with thoughts of the pleasure that the first sip will create. But I note the heat and wonder, do I wait or sip now? I know the level of heat rising from my coffee will scald my lips and tongue, then… Continue reading To sip or to wait—that is the question.

Coffee Blog

Coffee S’mores?

The top of the Keurig pod reads “S’MORES: Chocolate + graham cracker + marshmallow flavoured coffee.” Instantly my head fills with memories of a hot rich tasting s’more cookie fresh off the campfire. The chocolate is melting from the heat of the marshmallow, sweat and sweater! However, my black s’mores flavoured coffee didn’t deliver any… Continue reading Coffee S’mores?

Coffee Blog

Coffee in the throes of fall

El sol está brillante hoy pero está frió (the sun is shining but it is cold). Fall is in its full throes. It is too easy these fall days for a chill to creep into the bones. The season welcomes warm sweaters, jeans and somedays a nice scarf or a knit hat. Promises of frost… Continue reading Coffee in the throes of fall

Parenting & Other Life Stories

When the Bottom Falls Out

The Penis Chronicles presents, “When the Bottom Falls Out” My youngest boy can’t swim. The child doesn’t even float; he sinks like a boulder! Now for most of us the knowledge that we can’t swim screams out from the tiny corner of our brain, “STOP FOOL DON’T JUMP! YOU CAN’T SWIM!” However, with my son… Continue reading When the Bottom Falls Out


Scarecrow Sweepstakes

The sounds of corn stalks rustling in the breeze is familiar to the humans that live in the area. It is a typical fall sound that doesn’t gain too much attention. However, in the fields the scarecrows grow restless with anticipation because for them that soft muffled crackling sound means that it is almost time… Continue reading Scarecrow Sweepstakes