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Twavelocity

No sooner does one vacation end when you start thinking about the next one. My next vacation will be the culmination of my quest to visit all 50 states. My final four are Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. … Continue reading

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Lonely Joe

Can someone explain to me the appeal of single-serve coffee makers? First of all, who drinks just one cup of coffee? If I wanted only one cup, all I would have to do is put the appropriate amount of water … Continue reading

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Pulse Rate

The cover of the Metro Pulse grabbed my attention with the title “Revenge of the (Coffee) Nerds.” Like the author, I am not a coffee snob. I happily drink the free coffee at work. I think inexpensive coffee at convenience … Continue reading

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Veni-vidi-vici-son

Traffic was bad in several places on I-40 as my wife and I took our son to Nashville International Airport on Sunday. We made it there and halfway back to Knoxville before we got stuck in bumper-to-bumper delays. After the … Continue reading

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Espressoap

Quick, what is this? A delicious piece of banana cake? A Rice Krispies treat? A bar of soap? On any given day, Twitter and Facebook have multiple complaints from people whose coffee tastes like soap. But what about soap that’s … Continue reading

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Front Real

Michaele Salahi insisted that I watch “The Real Housewives of D.C.” this Thursday. It’s going to be the White House episode, she told me. Her husband Tareq chimed in that the footage would show they didn’t do anything wrong. They … Continue reading

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Peep Out Front Shoulda Told Me

What was nearly a Clark Griswold moment turned into an Elvis Presley moment for me at Peeps & Company in Oxon Hill, Maryland. It’s the only store of its kind in the world for now. More will eventually pop up … Continue reading

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Where People Get Caffeine

Everything at my wife’s high school reunion was so fancy that they had not only Starbucks Coffee but Starbucks Hot Water too. They held the event at the Westin Tysons Corner. One of her classmates saved memorabilia from their high … Continue reading

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On the Record

Once “Helen Wheels” had safely unloaded us from her DUKW, my wife and I headed across the street to Seattle’s world famous Space Needle. The structure was built for the Century 21 Exposition, which was not a Realtor convention but … Continue reading

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Wyoming? Why Certainly!

Although Jackson Hole and Teton Village served as only a brief stopover for my wife and me, the two neighboring places are a great vacation destination. Wyoming was the 44th state on my personal quest to visit all 50. We … Continue reading

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Third Person Point of View

“What do you call your son at home?” asked one of the attendees at Monday’s JavaTweetUp at jAVERDE Coffee Company. “Frank Jr.,” was my reply. I mentioned that my mother, however, prefers to call him IV, as in the Roman … Continue reading

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Newkular Option

Brie, a manager at the new Newk’s Express Café, was looking for a new apartment when she happened to meet my colleague Paul Orr. She invited him to get a free meal on staff training day at the restaurant. While … Continue reading

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Help Wanted

“Oh, it’s like Amelia Bedelia,” said the woman hosting the graduation party my family and I attended on Saturday. I had no idea what she was talking about. Another woman chimed in that she uses the books to educate her … Continue reading

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If U Cn Rd Ths Msg

Mentions of coffee seem to turn up regularly on the social media sites I use. I’m as guilty as the people whose Twitter feeds I read. I “follow” at least four purveyors of coffee, hoping to hear about freebies and … Continue reading

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