We’ve had an unstable relationship with our Keurig for a while now. Actually, our Keurig machine seemed to prove fairly durable compared to some family and friends that seemed to go through the machines on a relatively frequent basis. But the plastic waste we were putting out on a daily basis from the single serve cups always made us uncomfortable. Sort of a guilty pleasure. Without any pleasure.
If you need some additional prompting, here’s a stat for you:
“While Keurig does sell some recyclable K-Cups, as well as a reusable mesh cup for ground coffee, 95% of the K-Cups they produce cannot be recycled and aren’t biodegradable. “ – Impacts of Materials on Society (https://rampages.us/materials/2015/10/13/796/)
We took advantage of my business trip in late July to the Los Angeles area to take a family trip to Yosemite National Park (https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm). While not necessarily the closest option, Mrs. SFTE had never been and I was there only once for about a day back when I lived in San Francisco. So we decided to go for it.
Given that we had limited time and the trip was multi-purpose, I think
we did a pretty solid job of seeing a solid portion of the park.
We left the Los Angeles area around noon and had a pretty hefty drive up to the park.
We stayed in the cabins at Camp Curry (formerly Half Dome Village). No, not real camping, but convenient, since we didn’t really have gear.
We have some friends that worked in the park for a while, so we asked them about areas that would provide a good feel for the park given our limited time but also help avoid the heat and the crowds.
They sent us up to Toulomne Meadows. I’d highly recommend making the trek up there.
Stamina Succeeds – “the most successful have a lot more energy and stamina than do others.”
Microsoft, Slack, Zoom, and the SaaS Opportunity – “This is why companies like Zoom and especially Slack are so valuable: they create new customers who are primed for growth; Microsoft, meanwhile, is mostly keeping its existing customers in-house.”
Note: This is based on when I read the article, not necessarily when it was first published. Unfortunately, my backlog of things I would like to read always seems to dwarf the amount of time I can devote to reading.