[ ken burgin ] 50 things restaurant staffers should never do – yes, this list makes waitstaff seem more like servants, but if you’re trying to learn about what it means to offer good hospitality, it’s helpful to think through these things. There are lessons to learn here for running a cafe, and even for […]
After much indecision, I’ve decided to participate in “mo-vember” this year: raising money for a couple of men’s health issues – depression and prostate cancer. Follow my adventures, and donate to a worthy cause over here.
Just in time for national novel writing month, some tongue-in-cheek tips for putting a twist in your novel.
Toby’s Estate coffee. 456 Harris St, Ultimo. Immediately next to the Ian Thorpe Aquatic centre you’ll see the umbrellas, or at least tables and chairs of this place. There’s a lot of seating here, indoor and outdoor, and a comfortable, lounge-room style arrangement of furniture. I’m pleasantly surprised to find they have a decaf grinder. […]
One of the big sources of conflict in my life at the moment is over how to choose what I commit to. It’s currently the time of year where things slow down for me – I’ve finished my college assignments for the year, and my other projects are starting to wind down. This is the […]
Has tweeting at conferences had its day? If you’ve been following conference hashtags on twitter lately, you might have noticed that the tweetstream can end up being multiple people tweeting the same quotable quotes. The more twitter users at the conference, the more pronounced this is. The article above recommends writing short blog posts about […]
Earlier this year, I had the chance to participate in a writing project called – The Perfect Gift for a Man. It’s a collection of the work of 30 writers about what it might mean these days to be a man, with a view to raise money for a group who are actually doing something […]
A List Apart has a gem of an article entitled Getting to No – a catalogue of the kinds of warning signs to look for in a client that you simply shouldn’t sign with.
The Fair Trade Finish Line – fair trade may be good branding, but does it actually do enough for the farmers, or is it just a starting point?
[ ABC mark scott ] I remember these headaches (they don’t really show up on decaf): here’s some scientific background: Why do you get a headache when you skip your regular cup of coffee?