On Coffee Nerd Love at Zingerman’s, and other Road Trip Coffee Drips

I went to Michigan to see family, as well as visit The Henry Ford and U-M’s various museums. I did not intend to fall in love with the local coffee. As we drove though New Jersey and deep into Pennsylvania, we noticed the signs advertising Starbucks dropped off rather quickly, and the Dunkin’ Donuts were spaced further and further apart. I panicked. I’ve heard rumors about bad coffee … Continue reading On Coffee Nerd Love at Zingerman’s, and other Road Trip Coffee Drips

On Finding Aid, or A Year of Iffy Blogging

I’ve been writing this blog for a whole year. And people read it! Occasionally! Huzzah for my readers! In honor of my blogiversary and the people who’ve found my words over the wire, through the tubes, and beyond the ether, I’ve put together a few infographics to share some blog stats. My stats aren’t as impressive as your commonplace lifestyle blogger or high school poet, but I’m … Continue reading On Finding Aid, or A Year of Iffy Blogging

On Stress Drinking, or the Benefits of Emotional Support Coffee

I went on vacation with my family. And my husband’s parents. To their timeshare in Virginia, which was quite nice, but I’m an introvert and being stuck with two additional people for a week was emotionally, intellectually, and psychosomatically exhausting. Some eat away the pain. I have coffee. A latte in a paper cup. I don’t even drink all of it. It’s just something to cling … Continue reading On Stress Drinking, or the Benefits of Emotional Support Coffee

On the Seaport, or Up in the Old Hotel

(My apologies to the late Joseph Mitchell for stealing the title) I interned at the South Street Seaport during the summer of 2003, then stayed on as a museum educator for a year because I absolutely loved that place. Growing up in the City of New York, I was surrounded by these wonderful old buildings with people coming and going at all times. It was … Continue reading On the Seaport, or Up in the Old Hotel

On Processing Plans, or What Do I Do With All This?

As mentioned previously, I’m trying to make sense of the mess that is the photo folder on my computer. Advise the arrangement of others’ physical and digital collections? No prob! Deal with the mess on my own desk? Huh? Wha? I’m busy watching early episodes of The West Wing for the furtive glances shared by Josh and Rob Lowe. Seriously! You know there was chemistry there. … Continue reading On Processing Plans, or What Do I Do With All This?