Preference Beyond Choice

That which others are passionate about may feel totally hollow and empty to us, but that does not mean we cannot enthusiastically support their passion. We are not all the same. We do not all enjoy and value the same things, the same activities, the same music, the same movies, the same art, the same…

Experience The World To Experience Yourself

How can we know what we are missing if we limit our experiences to only that which is familiar? We are only given one opportunity to experience this life. This means that we only have one opportunity to experience ourselves within it. If we limit our experiences to only that which is familiar to us,…

It Is All A Matter of Taste

Taste is a process of paring down. For the past twenty plus years, I have worked in and around coffee shops. I have held every position from barista to manager to espresso-machine technician. In all of that time, I have tried nearly every kind of coffee-drink combination a person can imagine. I tried different syrup,…