Between the Bluffs

The Dilemma of the Modern Coffee Table

The pile of magazines on the coffee table needed straightening. It was cleaning day. As I squared up the edges of the three piles, I remembered reading that when magazines (periodicals) were becoming popular in the 1800s, wealthy people placed them neatly on their coffee tables so guests would think they were sophisticated. It didn’t … Continue reading "The Dilemma of the Modern Coffee Table"

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