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God Bless Santo Domingo-Video Jardin Botanico snack stop

At the Jardin Botanico in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, it is lunch time. On the menu is one part indigenous people, one part Europeans, one part Hispanics, one part black Africans. Combine the European, African, Caribbean and Dominican recipe and you have a...

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Museo of Cacao Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Cocoa is grown mostly in West Africa but also in the Dominican Republic,Grenada and Nicaragua, all in the same geographical band around the planet. Cocoa is labor intensive to raise and turn into products but it gives us chocolate, which tastes good and is healthy,...

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Larimar Precious stone found only in the Dominican Republic

Larimar is one of Earth's creations, formed by great pressures, huge temperatures, great shiftings of mineral deposits laid down over millions of years. It is found only in the Dominican Republic where it is mined, cut, polished, and fashioned into fine jewelry. One...

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StarBucks Break Coffee on skeleton crew

Halloween has crawled out of the grave for another year. At a local Starbucks, Freddie doesn't have to bone up on store policy, customer relations, or how to work the register. He hands out coffee and keeps his mouth shut because he rattles when he talks. This morning...

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Mother Road Route 66 through New Mexico

  Route 66 is the most famous United States highway that joined others to became the U.S. Interstate Highway system that linked our 50 states, made remote places accessible, let restless spirits roam to where they belonged, spawned a history of music, posters,...

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3 Cups a Day Drink till you drop

The saying used to be " An apple a day keeps the Doctor Away. "  In 2017, there were 27,339 Starbucks stores globally.  Back in World War 2, coffee kept pilots awake on long flights to targeted cities, helped wives and girlfriends who watched the postman...

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Mickey’s New Employee Work Trends

  McDonalds was one of the first corporate giants to infiltrate American communities with cheap hamburgers, fast food, employee training programs, marketing strategies, toys for the kids, drive up windows, extended operating hours. You can dine in any corporate...

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Wind Sock Boogie – Video Coffee and doughnuts are ready

This wind sock, inflated early, has arms flailing and a big smile on its face. Creede hasn't awoken yet, but June, the lady that lives in the parked Tiny House and sells food from her trailer cafe, is cooking already, at eight in the morning.  " I like your...

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