Sunday, January 11, 2009

the World in a Cup

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others,
the more he benefits himself,
The more he gives to others,
the more he gets himself.
The Way of Heaven does one good
but never does one harm.
The Way of the sage
is to act but not to compete.
Lao Tzu

How very strange to rely on a travelling
laptop in order to look at the internet.
No, there is no evidence of "warchalking"
in our neighborhood, but should be.
These times are like those of the
hobos from years past, for many.
Although I have not received the email
I was supposed to receive from my contact
from Dell in Mumbai, tomorrow I will invest
another 1/2 hr in hopes that my operating
system CDs are really on their way.
I look forward to reading more of your blogs
and appreciate everyone who has responded
so kindly with their comments.
I certainly have not gone out of my way
to be recognized and have found it
daunting simply keeping up with the
few people who did leave a comment
prior to last week.
I am glad to see a few people from outside
the united states leave comments and links
to their blogs. This has always been my hope
in blogging, to share with those we are not
in contact with face to face and to show
we all are interested in their lives and activities,
not just our own.
Thanks again for your visits and if
all goes well, I'll have access to my computer
and scanner etc later this week.


Flower Design Events said...

You are absolutely right about blogging and virtualy meeting loads of new people from different countries and cultures some with similar intrests and others that introduce to stuff you didn't knoe existed

Joanne said...

I've found Dell's service to be okay. Though it's definitely not fun, they've gotten me out of a jam more than once. Good luck, hope you're back in commission soon.

Reyjr said...

Haha! I know right, I've been blogging since 2007 and only now have I begun really exploring this "blogworld" and realizing how exciting it is. :D Thanks for the inspiration!

Parul Panthri said...

your blog is a delightful discovery.


Anonymous said...

I'm brand new to this, but I'm enjoying your blog. We share at least one thing in common. I was drinking a hot cup of Indonesian Sumatra when I came across your page. Fitting!

Reyjr said...

Wow! I just posted that Pagudpud trip like 5 minutes ago. Haha. :p Thanks and more power.

Merle Sneed said...

My best to you and your quest with Dell.

carloesse75 said...

What a nice surprise to find your answer in my blog ... kind and friendly. I am sure that the restoration of Babel lacks little, that we can at least turn a smile. I am very happy of the thought
I forgot ... even if a clear late 2009.
Greetings Carlo Parma Italy

Ali said...

Hello Coffee Messiah! :)

I came across your blog and think it's really great! I just started a blog and am slowly making it my own (I actually linked your blog on mine). Look forward to reading more!


lettuce said...

120 comments on the previous - wow! congrats on the blogs of note.

i love this coffee picture

tony said...

Congratulations on The Blogs Of Note +Fingers crossed on the DELL affair.
Have A Grand Week.

Coffee Messiah said...

fdl: Indeed and we all have much to share with one another. Thanks for stopping by!

joanne: Hi and yes, while talking to this fellow it was snowing here and sunny and nice there. It's an amazing world out there.

reyjr: Yep, you have to parcel out your time or else you get lost forever out there in the ether nets. Thanks for stopping by.

recluse: That's very kind of you to say, Thanks for that and 4 stopping by.

gonzoid: Sumatra is indeed very good, especially if the roast was done right ; ) Thanks 4 stopping by.

merle: Sooner or later, it'll all work out, as always ; )

carloesse75: And Thank You 4 your return visit!

ali: Thanks and I'll mosey on over sometime later in the week. Thanks 4 stopping by.

lettuce: Hi ya! Not sure what happened, but am glad it appears to be slowing down. Hope all is well with you and yours!

tony: U 2 and Thanks for checking in. MAybe it'll get back to normal around here soon. Cheers!

Megan said...

I too enjoy the connections 'round the world very much. It brings a much-needed perspective.

Hope your systems are operating at full strength soon.

No worries if you don't get over to my place. I'm just glad that it looks like I'll continue to find you here...


Darren King said...

Awesome site.

Dot-Com said...

What a cool cup of global coffee! Best of luck with your laptop - technology is great when it works, but is a head-wrecker when something goes wrong *lol*

EM said...

Coffee Messiah,

Thank you for leaving a comment in my first post. It meant so much to me...since I did not expect anybody to leave a comment. But, I'm glad u liked it.

I also love your last post - A world in a cup. Fascinating! How else can you say it...blogging has changed people's lives by creating a virtual connection different from that of chatting, and that other stuff. I agree with recluse - what a delightful discovery!

Anonymous said...

Hello Coffee Messiah. I am new to BlogSpot and randomly happened upon yours. Let's get this party started! Anything to do with coffee feeds my soul. ~ Chlorista

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! C.M.,

"The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm.The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete."
Lao Tzu

What a "wonderful" saying...I don't
have to add anything more!...Other than I "hope" that your PC is functioning again real soon!
dcd ;-)

The Writer said...

Great blog!!

Luminousvue said...

I really enjoy your blog! I too, discovered it recently when it was a 'blog of note.' Best of luck with your computer!! I wanted to let you know I am featuring Coffee Messiah as a 'Site to See' on the new arts & culture ezine I have here at blogger. You can come check it out if you want! The post is at 'Sites to See,' Today's features list is at Vue Centre. You'll see! I look forward to being a regular Coffee Messiah visitor! I love your quotes, especially the Lao Tzu, (I love quotes too), and the Van Gough night cafe painting is one of my favorites... The more I think about it, the more I realize our sites, though different, have a similar *ambiance* and a lot in common! Happy to find you! *Best!!*

KittyAnn said...

Ooooh those bad Dell reps, they didn't tell you they gonna send those CDs by slow boat, did they?! I pray they sprout wings and get to you quickly.

Found you several days ago and think of all the blogs I've visited I've enjoyed yours the most on a cerebral level as I am a quote freak not to mention a caffeine junkie. Caffeine is to me what morphine was to the person in the Stones song Sister Morphine -- "Oh, I dont think I can wait that long / Oh, you see that Im not that strong" -- gotta getta cuppa! Bye, Ani

Alita said...

Love your blog, also love coffee :) Im from Mexico City and Im new at this blog thing so wish me luck :)
have a nice day!

Ralph said...

I just discovered your blog. It's completely great. I haven't seen anyone use the center-alignment thing in a long time. It makes me misty and teary eyed, all at the same time.

Philip Brightmore, dog breeder

Unknown said...

The world literally on my desk before me and my beloved cat asleep beside it. I wonder how my grandparents would react to blogging and the Internet if they were still alive.

The a wonderful coffee cup pic.

Erik Mart said...

Hey Coffee Messiah, just wanted to drop a line to say I love your blog! If that shot from Seattle is any indication, it appears we're both living in the great Northwest.
I'm also a fan of fine coffee, zen and fine-art images, having been a pro photog in a previous life. (The world in bubbles is great).
My blog is new, a bit more serious than yours, but if you check it out don't give too much weight to my label. Things are not always as they appear. Happy new year.

New Yorker wannabes said...

I thought I should add my little..."coffee bubble" to this beautiful blog.

I love blogging myself for the exact same reason...the interaction is just amazing and you get to 'read' about the lives of so many different and interesting people.

Your blog is fantastic and I am going to follow you! Thanks for the beautiful picture!

greetings from Greece
Love and peace

mouse (aka kimy) said...

hey the traveling laptop works pretty good. although I expect it's not as easy for you to post (if it's anything like working on the little netbook that I recently got).

great picture!

only 1/2 hour talking to tech support in mumbai - you are lucky!! a few wks ago f and I tried to help a friend get her internet back up and running.... all told we both invested almost 4 hours on the phone over two days trying to get her back on.

cheers and cheerio!!

Kurt said...

You are famous.

Avid Reader said...

You deserve your fame! This is a great blog --plus what Megan said.

" The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself " is so true. some people are blind to this, not seeing / understanding the complete range of "benefits" (some seem like hard lessons but there's always a benefit) Lao Tzu must have been a total live-wire! Not afraid to put himself out there.

George Sneddn said...

wonderful outlook on blogging.
I've just started.

C. Dylan said...

I just love the photos and artwork on your blog. Keep up the great work it really is wonderful. As a coffee connoisseur I can't help but enjoy this stuff. Thanks for putting up great work, it is great eye candy.

Reya Mellicker said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Squirrel said...

remember the song about the girl who held the world in a paper cup ? what was that song?

Nk. said...

Very nice coffee picture ^__^

Hope your computer troubles go away soon =)

Unknown said...

All the best on your new purchase!

and it is great to be back here once more:)

Sergei Kolobashkin said...

Great blog. Great picture.

SCY said...

Your blog is very good , I will suppose you and Post a Comment

Michelle said...

I have found a blog about coffee! Sigh.....I am so happy! :) It's a beautiful blog.

Trade | Smart University said...

I love the quote! Thanks for sharing.

Good luck with the blog to come...

Avid Reader said...

I've learned a lot about coffee from this blog, and am having an espresso and a bagel right now. Yay!

Kate said...

I like your blog! Please check mine out, it's a funny look at the life of a teacher who is also a first time, stressed out mom to a growing boy. A unique look into friends, family, and parenting.

Melodieann Whiteley said...

This is why i love "Blogs of Note" - helps me to find great blogs like this one.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the beauty.
I'm also a coffee addict and I found your blog simply delightful.

tut-tut said...

Howdy! I'm just getting back to reading. That is exactly my hope concerning blogging.

I was amazed to see so many comments, then saw you had been recognized for your wonderfully wrought blogging.

I hope your disks arrive and your machinery is back.

Reyjr said...

i made a post about coffee. lol. :p

Ms. Sabrina, Ms. Amy, and Ms. Monica said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your site. And LOVE coffee too.

Unknown said...

cool picture

Anonymous said...

great photo!

tony justice said...

keep up the good work, i write this as i sip an Ethiopian Sidamo.......Have you read the devils cup ????? i have popped you on my blog list...... Anyway all the best.

Coffee Messiah said...

THanks for all your comments.

And t, Sidamo is good ; )

N said...

its amazing how u come up with these simple yet absolutely cool and effective pictures each time! love this one :)

Coffee Messiah said...

n: It's a great one, isn't it....

Care-Angel said...

Great piece coffee, we are all connected. If only the warring world knew this. Thanks again

Coffee Messiah said...

howto: Thanks for stopping by and of course we are connected. For many, they don't seem to understand, sad, isn't it? ! ; (

Care-Angel said...

You have got a great outlay on your blog. Your content is mind blowing. Keep all the good job. That map on the cup of tea says it all. We are all connected; Jews, Muslims, Christians, atheists. If He had wanted, God would have made us of one creed, race and culture. Our diversity should be a source of inspiration. But lol, it is of hopelessness and grief.