A Starbucks State of Mind

  title={A Starbucks State of Mind},
  author={Jan Felix Koenen},
  journal={Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction},
  pages={139 - 142}
  • Jan Felix Koenen
  • Published 2005
  • Engineering
  • cabals rule the world. I fantasize chainsawing billboards in the deep hush of night. I mistrust corporate messages of any ilk. I must be up front about that. I sit in the local Starbucks on Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe, California, as 1960s R & B oozes from unobtrusive speakers in the ceiling. The music is the same as the music at the Starbucks in Manhattan or Baton Rouge. At this decibel I couldn’t enjoy it unless I numbed myself with a half-pitcher of margaritas. I have a theory: someone… CONTINUE READING

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