South Carolina funeral home teams up with Starbucks to bring grieving customers and anyone else with money a bit of comfort.

Let me guess . . . Coffee to die for?

Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order

First off, congratulations to Ingrid Schaffenberg on her first TV hosting job! Right now, Ingrid is painting New York red at Thrillerfest, but she took a moment to share how letting go has helped her in her life. Dreams Really Do Come True

Mihael at SMPLEFY takes us walking through Nyon, Switzerland. Leaving Nyon

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge has some suggestions for D.C. storm optimizing and some fascinating facts about junk food, the Dept. of Agriculture, and Yellowstone Bears. Yes, they really do go together. Bear-ing in Mind

Skeletons (and Mancandy) in the Attic by Roni Loren. Things forgotten and things remembered. What is in your childhood boxes?

Padres Fan Nailed by Foul Ball While Updating Facebook. Cool video.

Ellie Ann gave me a smile this week. You Know You’re a Toddler When . . .

Heather Konik gives us her 8 Reasons Why ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Isn’t for Me. This lady is a hoot, and I think we should all encourage her to write her ownย Fifty Shades of Khaki. Be sure to watch the video at the site. Who knew Selena Gomez could be so funny?

Dress Made from 50,000 Gummy Bears. Only 220 lbs. Gives new meaning to Theย Gummy Bear Song.

Playing with my Poll Daddy today, which sounds totally wrong, but I didn’t name it. The point is that I have a few questions for you. Since it’s election season, I wrote them in the style of campaign writers.

All the best to all of you for a week with more coffee than funerals.

Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse