Coffee Notes from All Over

The cool kids at Barismo do a deft take on a David Letterman style top-ten list with 10 Reasons Coffee Doesn’t Taste Like the Bag Descriptions. Number 10 – Juan Valdez is dead. Get over it. Number 9 – The marketing team ran out of ways to say,...
Spammy Story: Weird Tales Loser

Spammy Story: Weird Tales Loser

Weird Tales magazine recently hosted a spiffy flash fiction contest. The challenge: write a piece of fewer than 500 words based on a SPAM email. Well, gosh. I have a host of collected SPAM to choose from — some of them artful in their painful obfuscation and...

China’s Awe-inspiring Coming Out Party

Congratulations to China, who — despite predictions of epic failure, and regardless of what may happen in the coming days (from heavy smog to heavy-handed tactics with the press) — just schooled the entire world in how to stage an epic spectacle with the...

Starbucks Stumbles, We Eat Schadenfreude Pie

It’s enough to make even Motley Fool cheerleader Alyce Lomax choke on her coffee. Consider — 600 store closings (or 12,000 job cuts) 1000 additional job cuts at the home office a first ever quarterly corporate loss, and diminished expectations for the rest...

The Grand Experiment is Begun

I have moved my writing nook — at the risk of expending nearly all my some-assembly-required-fu — to the north of the house, where, fueled by the electric treacle fingers of the aurora borealis, I hope to reach altogether new heights of participular...
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