The Starbucks Enigma

I am thrilled to announce to you all that after a long and difficult journey, I am finally ready to make the following proclamation with absolute confidence: I love coffee. Groundbreaking, right? I know. Coffee is in many ways¬†the¬†quintessentially american addiction. Especially in my age bracket of overscheduled twenty-somethings, caffeine intake has reached a status […]

Gut Feelings

Did you know that people used to say “I have bowels for you” if they empathized with your situation? Probably not. It most likely seems quite strange. But think about all the bowel-related sayings we still have in today’s vernacular. You can have a “gut feeling”. A “gut reaction” to something. “Gut instinct”. Well-meaning people […]