How I Became a Tea Fanatic

I grew up in the middle of nowhere in the Midwest, surrounded by forests and farmland. Consequently, I didn’t spend my childhood in the 1970s biking around the block with the neighborhood kids; instead, I spent a lot of time wandering in the woods with my dog and visiting my grandparents and my grandma’s sister … Continue reading How I Became a Tea Fanatic

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Unpredictable Staggerings and Other Life Choices

Twenty-eight years ago when I graduated college with the highly employable degree of Bachelor of Arts, English and Philosophy (the previous statement has been validated by the Sarcasmatron 9000), I just wanted to get some job I liked to pay the bills while I put most of my energy into my writing. That led to … Continue reading Unpredictable Staggerings and Other Life Choices

How I Became a Wine Lover by Drinking Tea and Watching The Godfather

I didn't drink alcohol until I was in my midthirties. Didn't have any ethical issue about it, I just never liked the taste of alcohol and didn't see any need to force past that. In high school and college, watching friends occasionally partake of the excess of youth, drinking far too much and doing stupid … Continue reading How I Became a Wine Lover by Drinking Tea and Watching The Godfather