Kop of Coffee

Colby Black
Footy for Americans
Created 17 Aug 2021
  • Week 12 | Wrap up
    24 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    Hello, my friends. Let’s do this. This week in aging I was trading emails with my doctor, trying to get a colonoscopy scheduled. After several emails going back and forth, I wrote: Sorry for being a p...
  • Week 12
    20 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Hello, my friends. I spent a good bit of time today wrapped up in thought about that jury verdict, as well as a hateful comment in a text thread with family members.1 And then, I learned my first loca...
  • International / Psychotic Break
    19 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Hello, my friends. Greetings from surviving what I’ve told my wife was the worst month of my life. “Didn’t you get fired and your first wife kicked you out of the house in the same week?” Yes. And the...
  • Week 10
    05 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Hello, my friends. I know that’s been my opening for emails for about 15 years now. But I have noticed more than a few of my friends through the years have signed up for this. Folks who have no intere...
  • Week 9
    25 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Hello, my friends. This dispatch is being dispatched with one hand on the keyboard and one hand firmly in the grasp of my screaming child. Forgive any typos. I hope this finds you well. Last week, as ...
  • Week 8 - 0 Colby
    16 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    Hello, my friends. This is not about sports.1 Don’t you just hate it when you go to look for something like a piecrust recipe and you hit a blog that’s got 12 pages of exposition and scene setting and...
  • Where I've Come From
    07 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Hello, my friends. Did you know a baby's cry can be about 130 decibels? Did you know some babies can cry for 3 straight days?1 Did you know that mental workload is significantly reduced when people ar...
  • Week 7. Why to watch.
    01 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Hello, my friends. We (and by we, I mean my household) dodged a real giant bullet this week when NBC and YouTubeTV agreed to a temporary deal to keep their channels on my television. For the last two ...
  • Week 6. Wrap up.
    30 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Hello, my friends1. I’ve been accused2 of sometimes making things harder3. And I’ve certainly done that TO THE MAX the last 3 days. What started with a call to Verizon on Sunday because they hadn’t ap...
  • Week 6. Why to watch.
    25 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    OK, apologies for that sub headline. The legend in my wife’s family is that her grandmother was raised by the family dog1. I keep looking at our dog and wondering when he’s going to pick up some damne...
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