This is Coffee with Ben, a newsletter about odds and ends, almost none of which have anything to do with coffee.

July 2015

There are a great many lists out there, any number of which might offer you some keen insight into one thing or another. It's quite rare though, to come…

February 2014

or My Great Shamefulness of Character

October 2013

In Memory of my Uncle Jim Parrish who passed away on October 4th, 2013. I wake up early to prepare for work. I eat a breakfast of warm eggs and hot…

October 2012

In the morning, I wake early before the sun is up. The night was short and still weighs heavy on my body. I stretch and move, trying to revive my…

August 2012

The remainder of a peach is sitting on the counter at my grandmother's house Its tender yellow flesh and acid tang sweetness now settle in my young…

August 2011

When I was young, we would visit my grandmother every summer. She lived by the ocean and the drive took days. While we are there, we go to the beach…

July 2011

When my mother speaks, there is a sound that only I recognize. It weaves through crowded rooms and difficult days. It slips by startling laughter and…
My father wakes me gently It’s early. Too early to even call it a morning “Get dressed” he whispers as the day's events seep back into my mind We drive…