A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
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It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Maybe we should start calling it a cup of Josephine
Saturday, 27 Dec, 2008 – 10:21 | 6 Comments
Maybe we should start calling it a cup of Josephine

Dad’s always described himself as a wannabe coffee drinker.
He’ll go out with friends and try mightily, but no matter how embarrassingly much cream and sugar he loads in, he still winds up shaming himself by …

Video: The guys learn the daily grind
Monday, 13 Oct, 2008 – 9:03 | Comments Off
Video: The guys learn the daily grind

At first they were happy to make mud-pie “coppee” in the back yard. Then they turned to brewing it in the bathtube in old bubble bath bottles — come to think of it, that might …

The coffee shop and the cursed business location
Tuesday, 30 Sep, 2008 – 10:49 | Comments Off
The coffee shop and the cursed business location

It didn’t surprise me to see a “closing soon” sign on the door of our neighborhood coffee shop yesterday morning. What surprised me is that it took three years.

That’s the longest any business has remained in that location. You know what I’m talking about, because every town has them. Storefronts that look like a good idea, but every proprietor who sets up shop is doomed to fail.