As you probably noticed, I didn’t put up a promo post today. Mostly on account of taking a lot of unscheduled naps today. (I blame the cats for this. Havey kept pinning me down and not letting me move.)
I’m now thinking I’ll do the promo this coming Sunday. I always hate to do that, because sometimes people have promos. So, if you have a promo that expires before Sunday, ping me on Discord, or FB or even in my real email (not the promo email) and tell me, and I’ll figure out something.
On – I think, it’s all a blurr since Wednesday — Thursday night, I received sad news.
The King is dead.
King Harv, of King Harv Coffees, which by and large power this blog, passed away from complications of COVID.
You know, the woo flu while generally at this point about the same danger as the flu had the ability to cause more “What the heck?” deaths than any other respiratory infection, it seems. Or maybe it’s because we’re paying closer attention, and this happens with other viruses too. I just know that while for most people it’s a non-event, and a mild to severe flu, some people seem to become very very ill to an amazing degree. We almost lost one of my ducttape-family who is in his late thirties last year. And I lost half a dozen friends around my age, while people much older and in worse shape survived.
Anyway, the Chinese plague claimed a great coffee artist — seriously, since they started sending me coffee, I can no longer return to my “broke days” habit of just buying some Dunkin Doughnuts. In absolute need, I drink other high quality coffees, but I still prefer King Harv’s– and friend of this blog, one who had besides, a great sense of humor. (I can’t find the print out they sent me with their Planet coffees, but it explained about their great coffee plantations in various worlds. And the coffees are out of this world.)
The house has passed to the capable hands of his son and grandson, but I wish they had a page for us to express our condolences. They’re great people who make great coffees.
Of course, like any artist, King Harv will continue to be remembered in his art.