The Thing About Coffee

I drink coffee everyday. It’s problematic when I don’t. Headaches. Added tiredness. I know this could be categorized as an addiction, but frankly, I've got too many other fish to fry. I do like the taste. I am a beer fan, so the bitterness of coffee is pleasant to me in the same sort of way. I admit though that I don't drink it just because I like it.

Anyone who takes a prescription for a chronic condition is probably addicted to their medication.

It is the same as other medicines. Anyone who takes a prescription for a chronic condition is probably addicted to their medication. Catch me on a day I've missed one or more doses -- it can get ugly. I might look fine on the outside, but inside my head, I'm spinning while standing still.

So have your daily cup of joe. It'll help with your digestion anyway. And religiously have that glass of wine at 8:45. Go ahead and eat that bowl of cereal every night before going to bed. Sleep until 9 in the morning if that makes you feel rested. Have pork chops for breakfast and pancakes for dinner. Wear white after Labor Day -- or don't if that is better to you.

I know, it's a dangerous road, here. Be careful, we ought to be faithful in the small things. But some rules are essentially arbitrary. And even where they're not, trying to change things all at once drives some of us bonkers. That's alright. Slow and steady might just might win this race.