Coffee! (With Pretty Pictures By Rachel)

My latest obsession has been coffee. More specifically, espresso. My coffee setup includes a Rancilio Silvia espresso machine outfitted with an Auber PID with steam control, and a Baratza Vario grinder. I've gotten some fantastic coffee out of it, and I thought I would share a few pictures of the process. Rachel gets all the … Continue reading Coffee! (With Pretty Pictures By Rachel)

Raise Your Glass, and Your Salary!

Not all homework assignments are boring! This is a short paper I wrote for my health economics class on the relationship between alcohol and wages - a fascinating subject that has actually had health economists debating for decades! Alcohol and Wages - Economics of Alcohol Essay The relationship between alcohol consumption and wages is not … Continue reading Raise Your Glass, and Your Salary!

On Coffee and Choosing the Path of Most Resistance

Yesterday at Colonnades dining hall I tried four different desserts: A cheesecake in a cup where both filling and crust surely came out of a box marked “instant” A lemon bar that probably came out of a similarly marked box A pumpkin pie tart with long strings of canned pumpkin intact A cinnamon bun, fresh … Continue reading On Coffee and Choosing the Path of Most Resistance