I met Luke Schneider, firefighter, paramedic and veteran, at the Wisconsin EMS Association conference last month. Luke is also a co-owner of Fire Dept. Coffee. He was kind enough to give me a one pound bag of beans, roasted by his company in Rockford, Illinois. This morning I am enjoying my first cup of Fire Dept. […]
While waiting for the polls to close, winners to be declared and to learn the winner of the elections. This post was my running list of things I did to pass the time. I had high hopes of staying up late for all the results and speeches, but eventually had to call it a night. — I […]
Why I am drinking less coffee
Coffee. I really enjoy a cup or two or three or four as part of my morning routine. Oatmeal, coffee and the news. Someone I knew went in for major surgery not long ago. The post-op required a few overnights in the hospital. There were lots of things that could have made that stay tough – surgical […]
Coffee from the Java Medic
Thanks! Check out the coffee and gift baskets available from the Java Medic.
Mail Bag: Kona Coffee
A great care package from Hawaii arrived a few days ago. Thanks Ed!
December Mailbag: Cheese Box Edition
You know it is Christmas in Wisconsin when a box of cheese arrives. If you’re going to send something other than cheese, coffee and brined pecans is a great alternative. I also received this promotional box from Zanfel. I wandered into their virtual exhibit booth at an FDIC online conference and they sent me this […]
Mail Bag: Santa Lucia Coffee
Thanks to reader and friend Ed for sending me a couple pounds of coffee from the Santa Lucia coffee house. The small batch roasted coffee is fantastic and a great start to the morning.
EMS Week 2012: 3 Lists of 3
It’s EMS Week. No better way to celebrate than 3 lists of 3. EMS Week Recognition Items 1. Clothing – I am partial to a nice hoodie sweatshirt, preferably no zipper 2. Gadgets – a TRECK+, pen light, or pocket knife would be useful to any EMS professional 3. Food – how about a one […]
July has been a hot one for me. First a week of blazing heat and humidity in Central Wisconsin and then a week of constant heat and humidity in Miami. Here are some of my favorite posts from outside the service area: This MSNBC.com article about a PICU nurse that committed suicide a few months […]
As a fan of national days of no particular importance I am especially pleased to tell you that today is National Coffee Day. I celebrated with my usual morning cup of coffee from my single cup maker (Amazon link) – no more, no less. Thanks Coffee Nate for bringing this important day to my attention. […]