Category: Life

Thoughts on life, travel and growing up

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A Moderate Snob

I realized recently that I am not a coffee snob. Even though I don’t like to drink cheap and crappy coffee, I also don’t like to spend a gazillion dollars at some pretentious coffee...

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The Best Years of Your Life

As a teenager, I never believed people who said that high school was the “best years of your life”. No, I thought, that was college. Only years later did I realize I was just...

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Coffee Drinks that Starbucks Doesn’t Sell

Like it or not, Starbucks sets the standard for coffee shops. Here in Dallas, the coffee behemoth grossly outnumbers local cafes. This makes it hard for local coffee shops to compete. Some places try...

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Katamari Friends

In case you’ve never played it, Katamari Damacy is a video game with a simple premise. You start with a small katamari ball that can magically “pick up” objects smaller than itself. As you...

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I Am Not a Coffee Snob

I’ve been telling people for years that I am a coffee snob. After all, I’ve been a coffee drinker since I was five. I rarely ever drink Folgers and Maxwell House. I spend an...

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Weird Things I Thought as a Kid

I though a lot of weird things when I was kid. There were words I got wrong and concepts I got mixed up, all to the consternation of my parents and teachers. Here are...

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Biggby Coffee in East Lansing

I’ve enjoyed coffee since I was a kid, and I always enjoyed going to coffee shops with my dad and/or grandpa. But it was only as a teenager that I really got into the...

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The Student Government Election

I was in student government in college, and I had some good times. I handed out candy and hot chocolate to constituents, and traveled to Washington, DC for a conference with the World Bank....

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Naps and Siestas

I drove my parents crazy as a kid. I was an insomnia baby, and getting me to sleep was next to impossible. I was too excited about life. There were just too many things...

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The Problem with Self-Help Books

I used to love self-help books. Throughout high school and college, I would go to the bookstore and peruse the self-help section. (I read other genres as well, but self-help books were my favorite...