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Mar 3, 2023·edited Mar 3, 2023Liked by randy

Coffee is interesting on many levels. I really like coffee, but I wonder if that is a good thing sometimes. It takes time and money to like coffee. It takes even more time and money to LOVE coffee. I think maybe if you don't like coffee you should be good with that. If you love coffee that should be just fine too. This is a video (around 30 minutes) of a "coffee person" introducing coffee to a someone who says, "I haven't really tasted coffee since I was a kid."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-iNAyu-ejo

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Just the darkness of that video is terrifying. I can't imagine it in real life!

It had to be amazing listening to those survivors’ stories. Their voices had to be full of emotion as they told their stories.

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Wow, I was hanging onto that guy’s every word in the video.

Just remembered this video of what the Titanic was like sinking in real time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGKpT1oGAnQ

(Don’t expect you to watch it, it’s so long) Imagining the reality of what it was like in complete darkness is so terrifying!

“It makes me wonder how our perception of events in the past would change if we could hear about them directly from those who lived them.” I think about this a lot like with the Holocaust. Having heard stories directly from survivors in middle and high school is something I’m always so grateful for. When people aren’t around to tell their version of history it changes everything.

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I was happily here to comment on Toffee Candy Snowflake, and coffee. So imagine my lovely surprise on seeing my name in your newsletter! Thanks for including me and the thoughts that were triggered by my observation. Stories like the one you shared of the Titanic remind us that this is His-Story.

Back to coffee - we had a German au pair many years ago, and coffee was the only way to network locally with kids her age being 17-20. And in my visit to a Christmas Village experience yesterday I was introduced to the MOST delicious Mayan hot chocolate (with a shot of espresso) https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0307/7585/files/drink_menu.pdf?18682

PS. What a great idea to share charity links.

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You’re welcome for the shout-out. Your piece resonated with me quite a bit. That's very interesting regarding the German au pair. I never would imagine young kids drinking coffee (maybe I'm just old, lol.)

I do like hot chocolate, so your discovery at the Christmas village may be something that would interest me.

I shared links to charities and non-profits quite a bit in my early newsletters and then went away from it, but I thought this was the perfect time of year to bring it back. I haven't really received any feedback on the idea, so I'm glad to hear you like it!

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