Iced Tea: Theme and Variations

For anyone who knows classical music the notion of a theme and variations is not unfamiliar. The theme is often a simple melody, which is stated and followed by a set of related variations. Ditto for jazz, in which a soloist typically uses the fine art of improvisation when sketching out variations on a particular …

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Can You Be a Tea Drinker in Small Town America?

There is a vicious rumor going around that you can’t get a decent cuppa tea in Small Town America. There really is such a rumor. I’d never make up anything so scurrilous! No doubt the perpetuators of this untruth have not dared to venture beyond the easy driving distance from their favorite tea store in …

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