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Drop Me a Line

According to legend, former president Theodore Roosevelt was visiting The Hermitage when he said that Maxwell House Coffee was “good to the last drop.” The company has used the slogan since 1917. I learned that bit of trivia over Presidents’ … Continue reading

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Caffeindishly Clever

“There’s nothing better than coffee,” said my mother-in-law. During her two-week visit for Christmas, I brewed a lot of coffee for us to share. If money were no object, I would buy Starbucks Caffè Verona to brew at home. Instead, … Continue reading

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Captain Cookie

Kitchen renovations kept my friend Todd and his wife Donna from hosting their annual Cookie Day last year. The party returned this year and it was better than ever, thanks to the more open floor plan in their kitchen. Here … Continue reading

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Meat Sixteen

Before flying to Denver, I wanted to know how to get to a Starbucks from my hotel. Using the Starbucks app on my phone and Google Street View, I could visualize the walk from the Comfort Inn Downtown Denver to either of … Continue reading

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Irish Coffee

Most plants die when they come to our house. Neither my wife nor I have a green thumb. However, a potted shamrock plant has thrived where others have not. My wife received the shamrock plant as a birthday gift four … Continue reading

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Death-Defying Act

Most people with a programmable coffee maker will set it at night and wake up to fresh coffee. For my birthday, my wife and kids gave me a new Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew programmable coffee maker. I intend to set … Continue reading

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Relay Relatable

The Relay for Life of Metro Knoxville took on a special significance for my wife and me. Friday night’s event was exactly a month after her brother died of cancer. She purchased a luminaria and decorated it in his memory. … Continue reading

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Mug Stash

The American Mustache Institute has proposed a $250 tax credit for Americans with moustaches. By the way, my spell-check software says it should be “mustache” but I prefer “moustache.” While the Washington Post is tired of moustaches, the folks at … Continue reading

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Samovar-iance

It turns out that a pour-over is a good thing. I met a friend for coffee at Starbucks last night, with the intention of ordering whatever bold flavor they were serving. A glance at the urns showed they had the … Continue reading

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Frosting the Snowman

In a very thoughtful gesture, my wife used her phone to take pictures of the cupcakes that were delivered to her office on Monday. The lady who delivered them said they were from Lulu’s, which doesn’t appear to have a … Continue reading

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New Latte-tude

Vienna Coffee House looks like someplace I would go while on vacation. Instead of a beach locale, it is in the heart of nearby Maryville. I was enticed to stop by because of a mention on Twitter of their salted … Continue reading

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Stamp Site

The choice of a Nebraska tourist attraction was a no-brainer. Boys Town was founded by a Catholic priest; it was the location of an Oscar-winning movie; and it is home to the World’s Largest Ball of Stamps. My wife found … Continue reading

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Nebraska Five-O

The conclusion of my 50-state quest came as we drove across the Missouri River from Yankton, South Dakota, into Nebraska. My wife and I stopped at the Corps of Discovery Welcome Center in Crofton. The center is on a bluff … Continue reading

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Another Brick in the Wall

The omnipresent billboards for Wall Drug on I-90 in South Dakota make you feel obligated to stop. You don’t want to be the one tourist who missed out, right? I’ve heard that South of the Border on I-95 in South … Continue reading

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