We are approaching the beginning of February, which means about forty days after Yule. The mother of the Celtic Sun god, born again on the 21st of December, the Solstice, has experienced her customary forty days of purification after childbirth and is now entering her cyclical change into maidenhood.
The Philosopher’s Corner at Richton Perk coffee house was celebrating the advent of the first Belgian Waffles on the menu this early April weekend and several people turned up hoping to get the first one served. Two first footers had the honor. The regulars came too late.
Recently I was in my favorite coffee house Richton Perk in Richton Park, IL
( See the posting ‘Douglas Discovers Coffee, updated 2/13/2009 for its story). All the regulars have their own custom hand lettered mug with their name on the side and the date of their becoming a regular on the bottom, with their number since the first mug was made. To everyone’s surprise and delight a long lost customer, number 12 of the regulars came in with his beautiful cousin, on the exact anniversary, March 12th on the bottom of her mug.
As a break from the deadly serious topics of recent postings here is an update of my first post about coffee, with news of a great new resource for Zip codes 60466 and 60471.