Tuesday, October 4, 2011
When I (Tryg) was 12, my parents bought me a chemistry set. My best friend, James Buchen, had one. I thought I should have one too, so I asked my parents and they gave me one for Christmas. It’s miraculous I survived, because I was more interested in seeing what would happen if I just started putting chemicals together than I was in safety. On one occasion, I nearly blew up the basement at which point I recognized that for the safely of my family, it might be best to move my experiments outside. And I enjoyed many wonderful explosions.
I’ve been somewhat of a tinkerer ever since. Almost 45 years later, I’m finding it much more exciting, even gratifying to see what happens when you put the right people together (instead of explosive chemicals). The experiment’s working, and it’s been wonderful to see the fruits of helping great people from a variety of disciplines come together and collaborate on joint projects. This is one variable, however, that always remains constant at Jake’s Cafe...and that is the Jake’s Cafe Statement of Beliefs. It prevents cafe explosions.