Starbucks Blonde Espresso

Blonde isn’t always beautiful

By Lee Liming | January 9, 2018

Today, I received a lovely email message from Starbucks telling me that they’ve added a new kind of espresso: blonde espresso.¬† “Smooth without the roastyRead More

Lee's latest coffee setup

Coffee Zen

By Lee | September 21, 2017

I’ve recently been simplifying my coffee equipment at home, aiming for low-maintenance, inexpensive equipment without sacrificing the¬†great coffee. Here’s my latest. 1 – Cuisinart electricRead More

On confederate monuments

By Lee Liming | August 18, 2017

A few thoughts in the wake of violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, VA… (1) A public monument isn’t a record of history, it’s a statement ofRead More

Pilot, 45 minutes into 10-hour flight: "I have to confess, I didn't quite realize how complicated this would be..."

Ten perspectives on a plane crash

By Lee | April 29, 2017

Passenger, 3rd row: (checks parachute, secures jump suit, and sips complimentary champagne) Reporter, 10th row, window seat: “The latest poll says that the people whoRead More

Desktop display

Perilously pretty pixels

By Lee Liming | April 18, 2017

I fear I’m sliding down a slippery slope. First, I thought I’d play around with a cheap Linux server with no display. Then, I decidedRead More

Losing privilege

By Lee Liming | March 25, 2017

Loss is hard. It causes grief, underlies insecurity, and initiates cascading effects that go far beyond those immediately affected. Of all the things that are hardRead More