Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

November 28, 2011

Enjoy Coffee in Moderation

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

ENJOY COFFEE IN MODERATION

     I was in my thirties before I began drinking coffee. I started the habit when I was leading domestic violence group meetings at my dining room table, and attendees forbade me from making their coffee. My schedule was so tight that I succumbed to drinking coffee during the meetings, and discovered it helped me with a physical problem.

     Since then, I have enjoyed one cup of coffee each morning while I read the daily newspaper.

     Then came the time that I spent the weekend in the hospital. I’d had symptoms of (more…)

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October 19, 2011

Enjoy Coffee in Moderation

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

ENJOY COFFEE IN MODERATION

     I was in my thirties before I began drinking coffee. I started the habit when I was leading domestic violence group meetings at my dining room table, and attendees forbade me from making their coffee. My schedule was so tight that I succumbed to drinking coffee during the meetings, and discovered it helped me with a physical problem.

     Since then, I have enjoyed one cup of coffee each morning while I read the daily newspaper.

     Then came the time that I spent the weekend in the hospital. I’d had symptoms of heart problems that they weren’t going to address until Monday. I was admitted Friday evening.

     Disaster! I wasn’t allowed to have (more…)

August 5, 2011

Coffee Through the Centuries

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

COFFEE THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Coffee. Through the centuries, muse to poets and composers, artists and scholars, bankers and businessmenCoffee houses, long a part of European life, are proliferating in the United States,…*

     As I researched background for my novel I became familiar with the longstanding Le Procope Cafe in Paris, the longest continually operating café in the city. It was founded in 1683.

     I also learned about the Bunch of Grapes Tavern in Boston, and the XX   in Philadelphia. These are places where my characters met to socialize and conduct business.

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…and the specialty brews they sell are humbling the regular cup of joe…Not even the (more…)