My Java Journal

THE DREAM

A Different Kind Of Honest Days Work: Finding Inspiration in John Muir

I couldn’t be happier. Twenty-nineteen is proving quite refreshing so far. I was privileged to work with amazing people doing incredible work in years past. It was honest work and it was very rewarding. I wouldn’t replace that experience for anything. Really, I am the person I am today because of those people and influences. …

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The Afghanistan Ritual

In the military, coffee is one of those commodities that can raise spirits immediately. At times it can be the only tangible manifestation of comfort in otherwise cold and dreary circumstances. Rations can often be eaten cold and the chill that sets never quite leaves the bones and joints. With long periods of standing and …

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Chasing a Dream

This Dream of mine, to open a coffeehouse, goes back some 14 years now. It is the result of several convergent factors and it has stood the test of time. Truthfully, it likely goes back even further than that but the epiphany, that moment where I thought I need to open a coffeehouse, was about …

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