Take Your Coffee Experience To The Next Level

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” –Abraham Lincoln COFFEE REBORN Growing up in the era where Maxwell House, Folgers and Taster’s Choice were considered coffee, it’s no wonder the world’s most ubiquitous drink became a milk-filled sugary concoction by mid-century with only a vague relation to the complex nuanced taste of real coffee.  It was the space age – the age of Tang, freeze-dried, dehydrated everything.  Something complicated made easy.  Drink it black?  Nearly impossible to do, and so nearly no one did. But along came three guys –...

Braves Fantasy Camp Redux Dec29

Braves Fantasy Camp ...

Author’s Note: I attended Braves Fantasy Camp last year at the Braves spring training facility at Walt Disney World in Florida.  I intended to write a complete report – but I realized what I wanted to talk about wasn’t actually the things that happened at camp, but as silly...

DSR Returns Feb28

DSR Returns

Dreams So Real returns to the stage in April. Yes, since we dusted the rust off for a successful 2009 appearance at the downtown Athens, Georgia summer music fest called Athfest, there was a renewed excitement about playing more shows.  One thing led to another and suddenly two more years had...

Braves Fantasy Camp Jan16

Braves Fantasy Camp

Exactly why does one go to Fantasy Camp?  I’m not entirely sure, but when your wife says, “Hey, you should go do this,” and points at the Braves Fantasy Camp email, you don’t give her time to change her mind. Beginning next Tuesday, I’ll be reporting from the...

What Inspires You? Nov22

What Inspires You?

I was thinking recently about one of the biggest challenges of entrepreneurialism – breaking out of the hypnotizing redundancy of everyday life.  Breaking out of your routine, breaking off the shackles of limitations your mind puts on your body and soul – the heart of creativity and...

Watches, Pianos, and Guns Nov15

Watches, Pianos, and...

Ask just about any casual passerby to name a luxury watch and fine piano and you’ll hear two names – Rolex and Steinway.  But are these brands really snob worthy? To be an authentic snob, one must have invested at least some time into one or several interests of the plethora of...

Mystery Dinner With The Four Coursemen Nov07

Mystery Dinner With ...

Even after nearly 30 years, the Classic City (Athens, Georgia) almost never ceases to amaze me in terms of how much it continues to offer, how it manages to remain fresh, how it continuously spawns new and different.  Somehow, for a small town, it possesses the right formula to incubate a...