To be human is often to be an addict.
One of my longest addictions is coffee. I blame my parents; they drank coffee and I wanted to be like them (I know, that's weak). As the youngest in the household, anything associated with age, with maturity was very attractive. Drinking coffee meant being an adult.
Over time I drank more and more coffee. By the time I started with USDA I'd hit the office coffee pot every hour or so, just to keep something in my cup. Over the next 25 years I got stomach problems, so my coffee habit was balanced by a Maalox habit. Eventually I started to replace the caffeine with decaf.
These days I'm drinking a bit less, but still on 20 ounces a day of Starbucks leaded, blended with Folger decaf.
Why this post? I was afraid the doctor was going to tell me to drop the coffee today, but not so.