Category Archives: Blogging

Idea: Nix the Gossip Mags

Here’s an idea to help people feel a little better about their fellow humankind and themselves. What if the gossip tabloids at checkout counters were replaced with creative and inspiring publications? Instead of promoting tittle-tattle and schadenfreude, stores could help their customers feel good about themselves and others. Better to have happy customers than nervous, insecure ones, yes? Confident and inspired customers are more likely to return for more business.

Why Do You Brew the Way You Do, Café?

This post is more of a complaint which, now that I think of it, is not that important so you may as well stop reading. But, this is a blog and I haven’t complained that much before this one. If I went into great detail (which I am not going to do) it might be remotely interesting and mildly amusing. Instead, this post will be not so hot, just like the coffee that I describe below. Here goes. Continue reading Why Do You Brew the Way You Do, Café?

Local Café Running Out of Steam?

A local coffee shop that I frequent is giving off a vibe that it is about to go out of business. One telltale sign is that the door to the establishment has been broken for weeks now. The hydraulic hinge at the top of the door is disconnected from the door frame. Taped to the glass door is a hand written sign explaining to all who enter to please make sure to shut the door after passing through. Few people pay attention to this sign. Maybe they’d pay better attention to their surroundings if they had some coffee. Continue reading Local Café Running Out of Steam?