A little personal
trivia. My mom brought me up sipping her cold cup of Folgers that
she would nurse all day long. In college, there was a one-of-a-kind
coffee store in Seattle's University Village after which my dorm mates
nick named named me - Starbuck. In a context like that, I guess it
was inevitable that I would come to enjoy coffee and lattes.
My wife introduced
me to tea when we first married and every day still begins with a tea brewed
strong to look like coffee. I stock a straight black leaf tea like
English Breakfast along with blackberry, mango, Earl Gray, and other flavored
times, alcoholic beverages in moderation
have been recognized for their medicinal value and as a compliment to fine
dining. My wife is an incredible cook and I have come to enjoy a
beverage to compliment these meals.
In recent years
a work colleague told me about the virtues of drinking water so I tried
cutting back on coffee and tea and drinking more water. Now, over
half of what I drink is water. My dry skin has almost all gone away,
my sneezing reduced by half, my colds and flues reduced by 80%, and I'm
more alert. Its been amazing. I have come full circle to believe
that water is the finest libation of them all!