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  •  Simply fascinating. Thank you. I have been (13+ / 0-)

    converted to an espresso machine that I use for a triple cappuccino in the mornings.

    After years of American perc and drip coffees I gave it up for fresh brewed tea.  Then my step-daughter started serving lattes and convinced me to buy a machine for home use.  

    The first time I brewed my own, using a Lavazza pod I was amazed.  I had no idea coffee was supposed to taste that way.

    "I cannot live without books" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1815

    by Susan Grigsby on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 05:40:53 PM PDT

    •  Wow...thanks Susan (9+ / 0-)

      I have one rule of thumb when composing a diary...Is there an interesting story there...anywhere.  Granted, my interests veer towards the esoteric...but I like to think of myself as an everyman.  If I can glean the hook...I think someone else will, too.  

      I would have liked to have done this diary with Translator...who I have cajoled to do a joint diary with for some time now to no avail.  He could have added some interesting asides into the chemistry of caffeine, for example, or any number of other offshoots.

      The only shortcoming of DKos that I can pinpoint is this difficulty of engaging in that sort of collaboration, and publishing a joint diary.  There are any number of writers here that I would truly relish the opportunity to bounce ideas off of and create a nice, literate, interesting diary with.

      Oregon:'s cold. But it's a damp cold.

      by Keith930 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 05:51:22 PM PDT

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      •  You know, you could start a Group. Call it (8+ / 0-)

        something like the Kos Kollaborators and allow people to sign up as Editors.  That would allow them to see and add edits to an existing diary in the group blog.  

        But that would only allow you to work together to discuss (via Kosmail) and write a diary.  I don't know how you could publish it with joint credit.

        It's definitely a great idea, though.  You might want to suggest it to the Help Desk and see if they have any thoughts on how to accomplish it.  

        "I cannot live without books" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1815

        by Susan Grigsby on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 06:25:07 PM PDT

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