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If We Were Having Coffee on the 18th of November

Moog and Morning Coffee

Hello and Welcome!  Brrrr…  Come in out of the cold and I’ll get a large mug of a very strong Sumatra Roast, a cuppa tea or other warm beverage.  After it went from late summer to mid winter a week or two ago, it has stayed winter.  Well, no.  We had the cold, dark, drizzly days of November.  If it were January, we’d have a few feet of snow…  And where are we this week?  Some of you may recognize the photo of that synth at the top as living in New Hampshire.

Wow, what a week.  The worst part about it is that I don’t remember a thing! Continue reading

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If We Were Having Coffee on the 11th of November, 2017

Hello and Welcome!  Come in out of the cold and I’ll get you a nice large mug of strong Sumatra Roast, a cuppa tea or other warm beverage.  You’ll need it!  Summer seemed to stretch into late fall this year, and then, bam! it is winter.  It is very windy and cold today.  I can hear the roar as I write.  And where are we?  Some of you may recognize that stack of Beatles mugs as being on Cape Cod.

An odd week.  I was very busy all week.  I did get a lot done, but it seems I left even more undone.  Isn’t that the way it always goes? Work?  Busy!  Home?  Busy!  Life?  Busy!  I haven’t had time to do anything for myself.

On a similar subject, I had thought that the blogging slowdown I had started in September was coming to an end, but it came back.  One of the things is, I don’t have time to read other people’s blogs.  This is a social media.  Typically, when I am in the full swing of blogging, I spend about 10 or 15 minutes reading for every minute I put into writing and answering comments on my blog.  I haven’t had time to write let alone read, and if I do want to write, i feel like a hypocrite to expect people to read my blog if I am not going out and reading others.

Oh well, I’ll figure it out. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 5th of Nov., 2017

Moog and Morning Coffee

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in!  It is cool and there is a whiff of November in the air.  The sky is November grey, that special bland color that we only see this time of year, and there is a bit of a bite to the air, though it is warmer than yesterday and tomorrow will be warmer still.  And where are we?  Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being in New Hampshire.

As you may know, I haven’t been doing the Coffee Share for a while, so it is odd picking it back up.  Also, I like doing it Saturday morning, but I was really busy yesterday.  I am actually super busy today, but decided to take some time out.

Busy doing what?  Mostly winterizing.  We had to replace the hot water heaters, and to do so I opened a “door” into the basement that I have been trying to keep shut since we moved in.  Well, that double door (inside and out) was shot.  So I’ve been repairing it and trying to make it a little more winter-proof.  I have also started to put plastic on the windows.  There is getting the sweaters and turtlenecks out (I wore my first turtleneck of the year yesterday!) and putting away shorts and things.  There is cleaning and repair and other such stuff. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 28th of October, 2017!

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of very strong Sumatra Roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage.  It was cool early this morning, but has been warming up.  I think it is warmer out than in, which isn’t saying much – the house is pretty cold!  And where are we today?  Some of you may recognize the mugs at the top as belong to the cottage on Cape Cod.

It’s been a while!  I started a little blogging slowdown about two months ago.  I am still in it…  I went from over a dozen posts a week to three or four.  I also stopped posted on weekends.  So it has been about two months since a Coffee Share post.  Unfortunately, I think the Coffee Share is no more.  I still see a sprinkling of “If We Were Having Coffee” posts, but I don’t see a link up.  I post so little about me, the coffee posts are one of the few places that I can do it.  So I guess I’ll start back up again, but as a Coffee Post, not a Coffee Share.

When I first started doing a Coffee Post about four (4!) years ago, I used them as a “what I blogged about last week” post.  I decided to drop that and just talk about my week.

So what have I been up to?  Oh, too much to tell!  Mostly work.  But some fun.  Anyway, I think this little “Turn the lights back on, start a fire in the fireplace, put a kettle on” post will be pretty short. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 9th of September, 2017

Moog and Morning Coffee

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of a very strong French Sumatra Roast!  If you’d rather, I have a variety of tea, though I prefer just back tea, like English Breakfast or something.  It is cool with a bit of an autumn nip to the air, but it will warm up nicely.  Later this week we will have some warmer weather.  The fall nip though – the trees are already changing!  And the Blackeyed Susans are mostly gone!  The sometimes last until November!  And where are we?  Some of you may recognize the picture of that sexy Moog synthesizer as being taken in New Hampshire.

I know I said about million times that I was on Cape Cod for my end of summer vacation last week.  So this week was a week of return.  I returned to New Hampshire and did stuff around the house.  I returned to work and caught up with all of the work.  I returned to some of the works I had in progress. I returned to my exercise routine (still getting back into it…)

But with all of these returns, I can’t actually think of a lot that I did. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 2nd of September, 2017

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of a strong French Roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage.  Actually, I’m a lot later than usual, and it is lunch time.  So there are a wide variety of beverages available.  It’s a beautiful day outside, if a little cool.  September brought mid-fall with it!  But still, the sun is shining and it is gorgeous.  Maybe we can sit in the back yard as we chat.  Oh yes, in case you were wondering and didn’t know my little key for photos, that stack of Beatles mugs up at the top means that I am still on Cape Cod.

This week is my typical end of summer vacation.  Even before I bought the cottage down here, the last week of August (sometimes the first week of September) is always a week that I spend down here.  And for almost a decade my parents have joined me down here.  It’s a nice little end of summer get away, even if it is to a place i go all of the time.

Besides visiting with my parents, and things like that, I did some of the typical Cape Cod stuff.  I spent some time on the kayak, walked on the beach, took long walks in the woods, played with the puppies, etc.  I also relaxed, did a little bit of writing, talked to some people and stuff like that.  So it’s been a nice week. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 26th of August, 2017!

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you large mug of a strong Sumatra Roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage.  It is a gorgeous day!  I’ve already been out quite a bit, including a long walk on the beach taking pictures of seals.  It’s sunny, warm but not hot, and just perfect!  And where am I?  Some of you may recognize the picture at the top as being on Cape Cod.  The Edward Gorey mug should give it away….

This has been a busy week.  Work was very busy with several projects going on.  One day I had over seven hours of meetings scheduled..

This week was also the official launch of my book, The Fireborn.  Here is a link to the release party.

Thinking of links, after doing a coffee share for someplace around three years, I have decided to make a change.  When I first started, a lot of bloggers I followed did recap posts, so i thought the coffee share was the perfect place.  Nobody seems to be doing that any more, but I still did out of habit.  Funny thing is, I think I can count the number of times someone went back to look at an old post from a coffee share on using the fingers on one hand.  It’s just a waste of my time and your eyeballs.  I’m sure you want to know more about what I’m doing, not what I’m blogging. Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 19th of August

Moog and Morning Coffee

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of Dark Roast (not sure what’s all mixed in it ;) ), a cuppa tea or other beverage.  It’s an odd day out there, but after pouring rain all day yesterday, I am going to have to get out in it.  I hate spending the day inside!  And the last few days have been…, well, that’s what the coffee post is about isn’t it?  And where am I today?  Some of you may recognize that photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.

The big thing about this last week was that I spent Thursday through Tuesday in Colorado.  I did a lot of hiking and other stuff like that.  It was a good time.  I’ve just started going through photos and will have a couple of photo posts later, but here is one I liked: Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 12th of August

Coffe on the Road

Hello!  I can’t come to the blog right now.  Please leave a message at the…

Oh, hi!  I’m sorry, I’m not home.  I’m traveling.  Yep, I am far from home and have a full agenda so I don’t really have time to talk.  We can sip some coffee and such, but…

Where am I?  Well, I have no idea since I am writing this on Wednesday, but i do know it is someplace in Colorado.

Don’t worry, there will by photos to come!! Continue reading

If We Were Having Coffee on the 5th of August 2017

Moog and Morning Coffee

Hello and Welocome!  Come in our of the rain and I’ll grab you a large mug of Cafe Domingo, a cuppa tea or other beverage.  It has been hot and steamy here the last few days, but not quite a heat wave.  yesterday was a little cooler, “only” around 85 F/30 C (it had been hovering just under 90), but it was much more humid.  Some intense “pop up”, heat/humidity induced thunderstorms rolled through in the afternoon, cooling it down for about an hour, but then it grew uncomfortable again.  After today’s rain it should be nice.  And where are we?  Some of you in the know can tell by the photo at the top that we are in New Hampshire this fine Saturday morning.

I can hear some of you mutter, “Cafe Domingo, what?”  I’ve been experimenting with coffee lately.  I’ve tried a few supposedly “craft/local style” Caribbean and Latin American style coffees.  Not bad, but I think I’ll stick with my dark roasts.  In fact, I’ve grown very found of Sumatra Roast.  It is very rich, yet silky smooth.  I’ve been enjoying it even more than my typical French Roast, though a blend of the two is great as well. Continue reading