Dark Roast Mugs

I often try to get mugged while traveling.


April 2016

Los Angeles (1980s)


I’ve been an easterner or midwesterner virtually all my life, but I’ve also always had family in California. My father grew up near Los Angeles and my grandmother lived in California until she passed away. Before that event, my brother had moved into the area. I bought this mug at the Pantry in L.A. sometime in the ’80s when I was visiting my brother and his family. Note the “We Never Close” tagline. Sometime after I was there, I understand that they did indeed have to close the restaurant, if only briefly, because a health inspector told them to. Must be true because I saw it on Wikipedia.


My Day Job


Needed a way to pay for coffee beans (and housing, food, gas, etc.), so I’m a copywriter in real life. Here’s my portfolio.

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