Ep: 42 The Birds and the Beans (In Praise of the Frivolous)

We spend today’s show praising our frivolous avocations. We think (and try to explain) that examining our hobbies (coffee and bird watching in our cases) can actually serve a purpose in cultivating our character and enjoying the good and beautiful our world has to offer.  By paying attention to beans and birds, we have found that we begin paying attention to other things in detail. Dan’s coffee roasting has had a therapeutic effect as well as made his mornings just a little bit happier.  Jeff explains how bird watching has helped him to slow down and observe the world in more detail.