Favorite Episodes: What’s a Red Cup Got To Do With It?

January is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

NaBloPoMo_2015The new Starbucks holiday cup offends me. No, not my Christian sensibilities, but my creative sensibilities. Its minimalist approach has well been done before… the Hefty red solo cup which has been around since the 1970s. It’s boring and lacks originality. Personally, I would prefer something a little more creative when a company unveils a new design. Its boring but functional design will not stop me from buying a peppermint hot chocolate or two from Starbucks this holiday season. Continue reading

Favorite Episodes: Dear America, We Need To Talk

tvJanuary is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

Dear America,

We need to talk. Continue reading

Saturday Shares – Scandal In The Church Of Starbucks

Saturday SharesSaturday Shares is a feature on from the sticks to the bricks and back again that promotes deliberate re-blogging.  What is deliberate re-blogging?  A concerted effort to re-blog the posts of other bloggers deliberately and not randomly.  I have found that I am less likely to re-blog because I might be reading someone’s post at a time that is inconvenient for me to post or comment.  By saving links throughout the week, I can schedule my re-blogs instead of randomly re-blogging five posts all at once – a practice I find annoying.


Originally posted on What’s The Point?

Scandal In The Church Of Starbucks

I think it’s safe to say I’m not a coffee snob, in fact I hardly drink coffee (I’m a one cup in the morning type of guy).  But I have been inside the walls of St. Arbucks (as a friend of mine likes to put it).  It seems like a nice enough place to hang out.  There are tables, chairs, couches, coffee and snacks.  People are relaxed and engaged in either conversation, or their electronic device with their ear plugs in – removed from the rest of the world.  It’s a nice place to visit – but until this past week I had no idea that the “Christian world” considered Starbucks to be a church!

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Follow Friday – Starbucks

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This week’s Follow Friday post focuses on the Starbucks Red Cup controversy.  Not because I think the red cup is scandalous.   I actually enjoyed my first grande peppermint hot chocolate of the season in said red cup yesterday.   I am happy to report that I did not pull a fast one on the barista by telling her my name is Merry Christmas nor did I feel compelled to share my own story on the red cup that according to Starbucks “mimics a blank canvas” or alternately turn into the anti-Christ.  I just spent  an afternoon drinking peppermint hot chocolate out of a cup that happens to be red while using Starbucks free Wi-Fi.  My choice for this week’s #FF post stems from a post I published earlier this week, What’s a Red Cup Got To Do With It? and my curiosity to see what other bloggers had to say about the red cups. Continue reading

What’s a Red Cup Got To Do With It?

NaBloPoMo_2015The new Starbucks holiday cup offends me. No, not my Christian sensibilities, but my creative sensibilities. Its minimalist approach has well been done before… the Hefty red solo cup which has been around since the 1970s. It’s boring and lacks originality. Personally, I would prefer something a little more creative when a company unveils a new design. Its boring but functional design will not stop me from buying a peppermint hot chocolate or two from Starbucks this holiday season. Continue reading

Dear America, We Need To Talk

Dear America,

We need to talk.

We need to talk about #Race and #Racism in America.  My Twitter feed is on fire over #RoxburyShooting.  Please do not turn the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston into another #Ferguson.  I see so many tweets that are attempting to do just that on both sides of the battle.  Continue reading