And you thought *I* was a coffee snob…

And you thought *I* was a coffee snob…

What are you doing with *your* tax return refund? How about a Lamborghini? (Um… yeah, it’s an espresso machine.) Limited to just 1,000 examples, the handbuilt machine is a caffeine-lovers symphony in Beluga black, featuring numerous stainless-steel parts,...

Now this is just almost embarrassing…

But not so embarrassing that I won’t post it… The Vermont/New Hampshire Direct Marketing Group has made me a poster boy of sorts for their (19th Annual!) conference at the lovely Wentworth by the Sea Hotel and Spa in New Castle, New Hampshire. I understand...
Gombe Reserve and a Curious and Interesting Path

Gombe Reserve and a Curious and Interesting Path

When I was growing up I mowed lawns and raked leaves for pocket money, as most Midwestern boys do. I often worked for Mrs. Werkley, a dainty sexagenarian who tended toward the eccentric. When confronted with the seemingly ordinary — a big-eyed bug, a volunteer...

Coffee Notes, Friday the 13th Edition

I really want to continue the organic coffee thread (and I will) but I’m putting in altogether too much time on a super-duper-secret, very special, Special Reserve coffee for Green Mountain. Happily I won’t have to keep it secret much longer (I hate...

Coming Soon to a Tube Near You

There’s very little on TV that I consider “must see.” There are exceptions, however… I’ve been enthralled of late by Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth series. The photography, alone, is enough to renew your sense of wonder —...

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