Starbucks Response to Open Letter

In the interest of full disclosure I'm posting the email response I received from Starbucks Corporate.  This was their response to the text of my Open Letter which I emailed to them, as well as having posted here.  Cheers, Mike ------------------------------------------------- Dear Mike, Thank you for contacting Starbucks. At Starbucks, we deeply respect the views... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to Howard Schultz

March 25, 2013 Dear Mr. Schultz: We love Starbucks and have been fans and patrons for decades.  We’ve collected Starbucks coffee cups from Hawaii to the British Isles.  I spend most Friday mornings in our local store enjoying lattes, Americanos, or, last Friday, a delicious peppermint mocha, usually bringing home beans for the week (this... Continue Reading →

The Village Idiot- and Me

I grew up considering myself pretty cool, or at least a close approximation of it. I was graced with an apt mind, a pleasant enough personality and good success in school and sports. I was tall, slender, blonde (at least in my youth) and semi- handsome. I either felt cool, or knew enough of cool... Continue Reading →

Cold War Courage

Facing the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War in January 1961, President Kennedy stated the following at his inauguration: Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival... Continue Reading →

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