What’s Brewing? In Celebration of Small Successes

One should never discount the value of even the smallest successes — like having your name added to the “barista” chalk board. For weeks I’ve looked with envy at the names artfully written in glowing marker on a chalkboard sign at Great Lakes Chocolate and Coffee. I knew that it would take time to earn …

What’s Brewing? Where Everybody Knows Your Name

My part-time job at my favorite local coffee shop provides a front-row seat to everyday life. I’ll be sharing a few observations here on Monday mornings. Enjoy.     There’s a ring of truth to the words in the “Cheers” theme song: “Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help …