Posts tagged: mugs

Coffee Yin-Yang

By , August 17, 2014

I’m not big on Asian philosophy at all, but I do recognize that from it we glean a lot of short hand terms for universal human concepts, truths and values. I’m thinking right now of the concept of Yin-Yang.

Yin-Yang speaks of the value of opposite forces in combination, cooperation and dynamic tension for proper balance: light-dark, motion-rest, work-play, life-death, man-woman, husband-wife.*

On our 32nd wedding anniversary Thursday, Michelle found me a perfect Yin to balance one of my favorite Yangs: my coffee mug.

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

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Simple Gifts: Choosing the Right Mug

By , January 29, 2014

So many domestic pursuits—sorting beans, sewing, writing letters, or, especially, posting to a blog—are greatly enhanced by the presence of a hot beverage at one’s elbow. And, as I have often stated before in various ways, a hot beverage is greatly enhanced by a carefully chosen mug.

A trusted mug is a thing of beauty, comfort, and contentment.

I have many mugs, pared down from a larger assortment to those I consider to be the best. Each has its own season or mood.

My favorite mugs (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

My favorite mugs (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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