It was a sad day at 7th and Montana as Barista Tyler resorted to begging for inclusion in my blog. "Please, please, please put me in your blog again, Marty," he said. Evidently, Tyler -- as aspiring actor -- comes from the "any publicity is good publicity" school of thought. Who knows, perhaps my blog will give him his big break? On a more somber note, speaking of begging, I am begging for prayers. My father is in the hospital for heart surgery and I am on my way to Boston to be with him. Please keep him in your prayers and thoughts.