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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Friday, March 09, 2007


Only 2 more days and I can drink coffee again! It's been surprising ... this week has in some ways been harder than last week. Last week was the caffeine withdraw but this week I miss it just because I enjoy it. Yesterday I wanted a cafe' mocha so bad I couldn't stand it. I was even near a Starbucks and it was SOOO tempting, but I didn't give in. I am going to Starbucks for lunch Sunday though and I may order one of everything.

A friend from church and a Pine Ridge team member who is also participating in the Two Weeks of Sacrifice, gave me a couple of things to get me through the two weeks - or torture me, I'm not sure which. He made a CD of coffee songs and he gave me a copy of CiN Weekly Magazine. This week's edition featured all of the coffee houses in the greater Cincinnati area.

Here are some interesting facts you might or might not know about coffee:
  • Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world
  • All coffee is mountian-grown and thrives in volcanic soil.
  • Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, second only to oil.
  • Hawaii is the only U.S. state where coffee is grown.
  • Coffee beans aren't actually beans; they're seeds. Every coffee fruit contains two seeds.
  • Dunkin' Donuts boasts the country's largest coffee sales by the cup, selling some 2.7 million gallons of coffee per person every year.
  • The ancient land of Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, is thought to be the birthplace of coffee.
  • The Fair-Trade movement was launched in the Netherlands in 1988.

The magazine also featured a Fair Trade only coffee house in Cincinnati - The Rohs Stree Cafe'

1 comment:

BarBarA said...

Good going Amber!

By the way, thanks to you my office has switched to "Beans for Better Life". They usually have me buy Starbucks so I ordered from them this time. We'll see if anyone notices a difference :)