The Chief of Excitement

Kitti Murray: Founder of Refuge Coffee Co. Writer for hire. Voracious Reader. Slow Distance Runner.  Connect with Kitti at kittimurray.com or on twitter at @MurrayKitti. I am a newly minted CEO. Sorta. This is superbly weird, and if you knew me, you might think so too. I’d rather jump on the trampoline with my grandkids than look at a […]

When Life Isn’t Fair

Kitti Murray: Writer for hire. Voracious Reader. Slow Distance Runner. Killer Cappuccino Maker. Connect with Kitti at kittimurray.com or on twitter at @MurrayKitti. I remember the first time I said, “It’s not fair” about something other than me not getting my way. I was in elementary school. My sister had fallen that summer—again—and was taken to the ER […]

Margin for the Marginalized

Kitti Murray: Writer for hire. Voracious Reader. Slow Distance Runner. Killer Cappuccino Maker. Connect with Kitti at kittimurray.com or on twitter at @MurrayKitti. Here in Clarkston our living room windows open onto our backyard, a narrow swath of turf that quickly fades to weeds on all three sides. To the right and the left of our house are […]

Be Afraid of Goodwashing. Be Very Afraid.

Kitti Murray: Writer for hire. Voracious Reader. Slow Distance Runner. Killer Cappuccino Maker. Connect with Kitti at kittimurray.com or on twitter at @MurrayKitti. There is so much potential for fear in life, especially if you set out to do something courageous. Like opening a Coffee and Tea Shop in a community where almost no one who lives there […]

True Crime

We were robbed this week. Yes, I felt violated and a bit angry, angry enough to smirk when I saw the tiny smudge of blood on our doorjamb, and I realized our thief cut himself on the same glass I cut my finger on an hour later as I swept it up. Then I thought, […]