Posts by karenfayeth

Merit Badge

By on Dec 17, 2012 in Essays | 6 comments

The alarm clock rings, and I discover that releasing my weary body from the comfort of my pillow-top-memory-foam bed is plenty challenging. Add the indignity of a workday, and it’s turned into the sort of Thursday where both my head and my spirit hang a little low. Feeling bulky and running late, I decide to stop off for a paper cup of overpriced coffee, which feels like a happy little incentivizing present, like giving a kid candy for using the toilet. It’s a neighborhood joint with one of those cutesy names that plays off the concept of coffee. As though coffee were a concept instead...

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