Caffe Mpath Biografia


Updated 6 Aug 2016

To A Mouse: “… but little mouse you are not alone in proving foresight may be vain, the best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew and leave us nothing but grief and pain, for promised joy! Still you are blessed, compared with me! The present only touches you; but oh! I backward cast my eye, on prospect dreary! And forward though I cannot see, I guess and fear!” Robert Burns, 1785.

As is nearly always the case, our best laid plans are subject to that which truly dominates our present and future: subconscious. While I am fortunate enough to not be so out of control over my own existence that I am like the mouse in Burns’ poem whose winter home is inadvertently destroyed by the man on whose property it illegally occupied, I do find myself occasionally at odds with circumstance. Don’t we all? It ought to be a lesson (and it probably is) to each and every blogger that one should never ever post with “it’s been a while,” or other excuses about not posting, nor promises to post in the future. You’re either going to post, or you’re not.

Thus, all excuses aside, I am here posting today. I spent some time reading over my old posts going back into 2008 and found I enjoyed them all over again. I can safely say that I am absolutely a more mature version of who I was then, even though I’m still into kooky topics and current events. These days, I tweet a fair bit (see me @caffempath), but that has been the sum of it. I still cook, obviously, even while I’m no longer ruled by the injustice of my socially-alienating dietary restrictions. I have recipes I want to add, and I think that I know how to organize the blog so it accommodates that better. I guess you could say that I’ve found a sort of acceptance, audience or no. My girls have grown up, the Wee One is 16 now, Dots is 23 and no longer goes by Dots. The divorce happened. In January 2015 we (me and the girls) adopted a dog, a little Lhasa Apso mix named Hobbit. He’s just as wonderful and adventurous as his name implies, and probably more so. As well, I’ve made fantastic progress on my novel!

Alas,“I like this place, and willingly could waste my time in it.” I will clean it up and see if the espresso machine still works. I hope you’ll join me for a cuppa now and then.


updated June 2017

24 thoughts on “Caffe Mpath Biografia”

  1. Thanks for stopping by the blog! Reading yours, I am seriously wanting a flat white now! The coffee in Australia smacks American coffee in the face & then laughs 🙂 Hope to hear more from you…perhaps we can share tips for curing insomnia 😉

  2. Hey, CaffeMpath, thought I’d return the favor and check out your site. I’m also a devout fan of coffee and I love your categorization scheme. You might just have to come back to California because a friend of mine (and I’ll probably help somehow) is opening a coffee shop in Oakland. It’s going to be fantastic.

    I loved the piece on global warming. I like your writing style. The one on green tea made me laugh as I tried to imagine several of the poeple I know in Texas drinking green tea instead of coffee.
    — cmtalbert

  3. I disagree with all your views on potential alternative Doctors (esp Rhys Ifans who was a fantastic comic actor in ‘Four Weddings’ and a fantastic serious actor in, erm, a couple of somethings serious recently on BBC2)! ;0) And i love your blog – i;’ll be back. Can’t imagine a builder who drinks anything but white tea with two sugars though.

  4. Ross from Italy said:

    CIAO Caffe Mpath….congratulation for your Blog, really interesting!!

    I need a coffe (italian espresso of course) right now too………this is good to empathize too!!!

    Cheers from Italy

  5. Cool blog! I have to say, I agree completely with your take on possible actors for the 11th Doctor. Most of them are just ridiculous ideas, can’t even begin to imagine them as our brilliant Time Lord. Damian Lewis is the only one I’d like! RTD just seems to be getting quite… senile, and I can’t wait to see Steven Moffat take over! Anyways, great job on the blog, it looks great 🙂

  6. Thanks Jessica! I am really glad you like our Doctor page. Updates will be coming soon!

  7. Buon giorno, Ros! Così bello vedere voi! La ringrazio per la gentilezza. Kiss little Marco for me. See you soon.

  8. Ross from Italy said:

    You sre Welcome Caffempath………. Marco is fine.

    No more on line?

  9. Ciao Ros! Siamo in grado di chattare qualche volta.

  10. I was ashamed to tell you i didn’t know where Orange County was. But i’ve just found Orange Counties in eight different States, so i feel better.

    So is this part of your internet discretion? ;0)

    There’s also one near Beijing but i don’t expect that’s where you are…

  11. Wow I had no idea there were so many Orange Counties (I knew of California and Florida.) I’m in Southern California. I’m fully all for a level of internet discretion, but I have to say that I wasn’t deliberately trying to be vague. It’s more along the lines of not anticipating a world-wide viewing audience on my blog. I don’t know why really. I should have. ‘Specially considering how many blogs I read that aren’t in the US. My apologies!

  12. Oh by the way Mand, don’t feel bad. I had to Google Map Wiltshire and then exclaimed aloud, “Oh! Stonehenge! Cool!” Muddy or not, that must be rather awesome. Colour me envious………

  13. We happened to go down to Stonehenge the day before yesterday cos friends were staying. This is a big county, so it’s quite a long drive. It was bl**** freezing out on the plain on the coldest day so far this year but also beautiful. I prefer Avebury though which is more significant, if you’re a stone circle spotter, than Stonehenge. It also has a village partly in the middle of it, and a lovely atmosphere… and it’s a shorter drive for us. ;0) But yes, i love living in Wiltshire and feel at home here even though i have no reason (roots or past) to feel at home here.

  14. Hi very cool site you have her and I love love love coffee 😉 I will be checking back. Happy writing – John

  15. Thanks John, very nice to meet you. Stop by any time.

    (_)b Cheers

  16. Hi Augs! This is eagle from chat. Beautiful site here. You are quite the eclectic young lady….good for you! It has been a great pleasure speaking with you in chat. I hope God directs you in all your ways as you seem to have a great love for him. God Bless you always …as I know He will. Hugs..Eagle

  17. Hi Eag,
    It’s a great pleasure to have become a part of the excellent Christian-Chat network and meeting all the lovely people there, yourself included. Thanks for the comment on my Blog. Happy New Year to you and yours, and may God bless you!

  18. Ross from Italy said:


    A very fast CIAO…’s 10am, and i need a real Itlian espresso Coffe!!!!!

    Have a great day!!

  19. Ross from Italy said:

    HI Caffe Mpath

    Congratulation for tha big news that you sent me!!!!

    I am really happy about!!!


  20. I took a break between 2012 and 2016. Most of the poems on my current blog are from 2006-2012.

  21. Your blog is beautiful. Thanks for following sciencesprings. I appreciate it very much.

  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out some stories. Your blog is fascinating…grief, loss and the love of life (and of coffee, a huge plus) that often is awakened in that are all here. I’m not sure why you chose to stop by my little corner of the internet, but I’m certainly glad to have found yours. I hope you continue to write what’s in your heart!

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