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It’s National Coffee Day, and We’re All Thankful

It’s Monday morning, and it’s National Coffee Day (and, in a fateful alignment of the stars, International Coffee Day). The latter fact makes the former one bearable, maybe even pleasant.

Check around, lots of places will have free coffee today. Get it while you can! Few things beat free caffeine.

I always have half a cup first […]

Coffee, Coffee, and More Coffee: Odds and Ends About Our Caffeine Cravings

We love our coffee hot. Oh, I know there are folks who like iced coffee; but I think they’re both Yankees or something. One of the big reasons appears to be the flavor: Cool coffee tastes bad to most people. I can stand it warm, but once it’s down to room temp I have to […]

You Don't Have to Die to Leave Your Body to Science

Caffeine demand got me out of bed early today. I got the pot going, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes as my brain organized the night’s dreams into pictures. All I had to do was get them down into prose. Easy, right?

Well, it would have been. Except all I could find in the […]

Sunday Sleep-In

Worked around the clock to make a deadline. Drank too much coffee, until it didn’t help anymore. How do I know?

I put Sriracha in my last cup instead of cream. Sleep-drinking. (In case you’re wondering, the port of Sriracha is just southeast of Bangkok on the coast.)

I can tell you with the utmost assurance, puréed […]

More Friday Follies VI: McDonald’s In the News

A company as big as McDonald’s must have some truly interesting ideas, and some Really Bad Days. They also have their rabid supporters, and their uncompromising detractors. They’ve even gotten so big they can afford to pay millions over one cup of spilled coffee.

Recently, I’d say the publicity has been going oddly. Not all bad, […]