I want to write a story about my history with Coca-Cola--something for a health/wellness hippy magazine. How does someone get to the point where they consumer six to ten cokes a day without even thinking twice about it... for over two decades? I've tried on and off to "cut down" but it wasn't until I decided to quit the habit entirely that I started having some success. In the name of full disclosure: Somedays, I will have a Coke Zero. However, I'm quitting that too.

I now drink a lot of tea. My favorite is this one: Sweet Leaf Tea Lemon & Lime Unsweet. Available at Whole Foods, made in Austin.

This story has drama, comedy, romance, horror, and a triumph of the human spirit (orchestral score by John Williams). Hippy magazine editors, be ready for me.