Stumptown Summer BBQ

Portland took a somewhat rudely long time to get to summer this year. We had rain and dark days through mid June. Then we got weeks of fairly uncomfortable heat. Yes, I sound like a big complainer, but that’s because Portland usually spoils us rotten in the summertime, with week … Read more →

Sunday News and Notes

What’s most interesting to me, reading this story in the New York Times is not the heavy-on-the-snark tone the writer adopts. That, when dealing with Starbucks, is only too easy, though admittedly fun, to do. But I find real interest in the customers in the story and their reaction to … Read more →

Sarah Goes Brit—with her spelling, that is…

I’ve been asked to write for The Guardian UK in the past, and my editor contacted me after this recent mess at murky coffee started last week. So here’s my take on it. (The best part of the article, in my opinion, is that they re-spelled everything British, Hoff-style, if … Read more →

Clover Gets Wired

So a couple of days ago my father-in-law asked if we had seen the new issue of Wired yet. It’s one of my favorite magazines, and since my father-in-law loves geeky tech stuff as much as me I bought him a subscription last year for Christmas. Anyway, the answer was … Read more →

A few random thoughts…

What a busy couple of weeks since getting back from Copenhagen, it all seems like a lifetime ago, even though in reality it’s been barely a month. Lots of fun was had getting back to the roastery where I work, tasting samples of coffees generously donated from people around the world … Read more →

BTR on MTV

Pretty cool coverage for Bikes to Rwanda. It’s a segment from MTV on the ping pong tournament for BTR at Ritual. Click on the image below to see the video or follow this link: http://think.mtv.com/044FDFFFF0098A132001700990CF8/

Smokey-smoke

The Bay Area is suffering from smoke inhalation. Since Clara and I have spent a large part of this Bikes to Rwanda road trip along the coast of Northern California, we only really started seeing the terrible smoke from the California fires recently. On our way up here to Temple … Read more →

San Francisco!

Long story short: the Barefoot folk throw a damn fine BBQ. They wore me out so I crashed early, but Clara kept going. A true champ. So we woke up at the leisurely hour of 9 this morning and headed for San Francisco. Have we mentioned it’s HOT here in … Read more →

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