Month: August 2018


Black Coffee

I love coffee. Specifically, black coffee. When I order a black coffee, I am regularly asked: Would you like anything in it? Should we leave room for cream or sugar? Am I deluded about the meaning of the phrase “black coffee?” Are the baristas at Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts taught […]


Hard Choices in Living History

A few weeks ago, my dad and I saw Kenneth J. Serfass perform as Ulysses S. Grant. At one point, an audience member asked “Grant” for his opinion of another Union Civil War general. Serfass/Grant replied that he never let his personal opinions interfere with his military decision-making. On the […]