“January 2014” Archives.

  • In Defense of Southern Snow.

    Published in: Life.

    When snow hits the South, it is often accompanied by condescending remarks about the South’s seeming overreaction to “just a little bit of snow.” I don’t argue that we don’t see much snow in the South, or that we take conservative measures with it, but I do think the patronizing commentary on our plight is […]

  • On the Pursuit of Home Espresso.

    Published in: Food & Drink.

    For a while now, I’ve known that the biggest factor limiting my home espresso was my grinder: it just couldn’t grind finely or consistently enough. My shots were weak and watery. I compensated by using dark roasted beans and increasing the overall volume, but I knew that’s all I was doing: compensating. I even began […]