Robert Parker

Milwaukee, WI

Hello! Glad you stopped by!
My life, so far, in a few sentences:
Grew up in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, closer to Toronto than to NYC.
Graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, MD, and M.Sc. from U of Wisconsin.
Lived in Hong Kong; Hull (Yorkshire); Williamsburg, Va.; Philadelphia; Pucón, Chile; Boston; now living in Milwaukee.
Visited eighteen countries so far and planning to visit a lot more.
I'm interested in history, politics and political theory, music, especially Motown and soul, theater, movies, economics, books, poetry, travel, hiking, education, food & cooking, art of all sorts, photography, architecture, hiking, and most of all, people. OK I mentioned food, but ice cream deserves a special mention. And Singapore Noodles.
My site is "" a/k/a "UpState & Away"
All posts are hand-selected, curated, small batch, and artisan-roasted.
The darker roasts may hint of acidity, bitterness, and scorched earth, but our house blend is a mug of half-baked monkey beans, pretty mellow, with floral afternotes and just a hint of kerosene and anarchism.

No animals were harmed in the making of this blog. Although there is animal testing - - before posting them, I try all my jokes out on the cat. So far, not one laugh.

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