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Kidney – Beans

Kidney – Beans

by Jim Politis

Three guesses: What do kidneys, The Islamic Republic of Iran and Beans in the Belfry all have in common?

Yeah you got it, as you read in the Brunswick Citizen, the answer is Sigrid Fry-Revere author of The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran.

Ms. Fry-Revere was nice enough to tell the Citizen that “Much of the book was written sitting in Beans in the Belfry in Brunswick” (Is there another one?) and we couldn’t be more pleased.

Sigrid (we’re presuming on  “coffee friendship” to first name her) has written about something, availability of organs for transplant, that seems a million miles away from our favorite Café and Meeting Place (and authors writing room) – – -unless you need one.

laptops hum on the farm table

laptops hum on the farm table

We thank her for raising our consciousness of the issue and plan to get a copy of the book and keep it in the café somewhere where you can take a look at it. Perhaps we can get it autographed!

We’ll also suggest to the Brunswick Library that they get a few copies and – – – we have it on good authority that Sigrid wouldn’t even mind if a lot of people bought their own copy!

If you would like to hear more about it she will be at the Harry F Byrd School of business of Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia  on April 22, 5:00 in Stimson Auditorium.

We don’t ask what people are doing when they come in with their laptops (or I pads or tablets, or smart phones or even dub phones) although some folks tell us anyway.

For example there is, Mr. J. who brings in his work for a government agency (NOT NSA!) and combines work with socializing, a snack and even, on rare occasions, a quick nap. Well, that’s what comfortable chairs are for, isn’t it?

You can’t miss students frantically cramming- – – we take that back- – – no one ever seems frantic at Beans, really they don’t (just don’t look behind the Barista station ;~).

We are very proud to have given Sigrid a good place to work and we’ll do the same thing for you no matter whether your subject is Plasma-physics or the really tough six-times- table