Category Archives: Reblog

Freedom Cafe–Where Everyone Sets their Own Rules!!


This wonderful Twitter essay by Libby Jones was sent to me by my friend Ken Salzmann.

Welcome to the Freedom Cafe! We trust you to make your own choices if you want to wear a face mask. And, in the same spirit of individual liberty, we allow our staff to make their own choices about the safety procedures they prefer to follow as they prepare and serve your food.

We encourage employees to wash their hands after using the bathroom, but understand that some people may be allergic to certain soaps or may simply prefer not to wash their hands. It is not our place to tell them what to do.

We understand that you may be used to chicken that has been cooked to 165 degrees. We do have to respect that some of our cooks may have seen a meme or a YouTube video saying that 100 degrees is sufficient, and we do not want to encroach on their beliefs.

Some of our cooks may prefer to use the same utensils for multiple ingredients, including ingredients some customers may be allergic to. That is a cook’s right to do so.

Some servers may wish to touch your food as they serve it. There is no reason that a healthy person with clean hands can’t touch your food. We will take their word for it that they are healthy and clean.

Water temperature and detergent are highly personal choices, and we allow our dishwashing team to decide how they’d prefer to wash the silverware you will put in your mouth.

Some of you may get sick, but almost everyone survives food poisoning. We think you’ll agree that it’s a small price to pay for the sweet freedom of no one ever being told what to do – and especially not for the silly reason of keeping strangers healthy.

HERE is her original Twitter thread.

How Effective is Wearing a Mask?

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Click on link below to see video of a lab test of masks vs. no masks for talking, coughing, sneezing!  If you think you don’t need a mask, you just might change your mind. If you are willing to take the risk of going out without a mask, go ahead and risk changing your mind by watching.

Absolutely Delightful!!!!

Trust me and watch this without sound, at least the first time. You’re gonna want to watch it more that once, I am willing to bet.

How to Say Yes!!!

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My friend Judy Reeves brought this excellent essay by Elizabeth Marrow to my attention. It deals with how to stay positive in these most trying of times. I’d like to share it with you.