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[Susan notes: Here is a perfect example of how corporate America is unable to hear anything other than the usual corporate message.]

Submitted to Starbucks but not published

Dear Starbucks:

I just published a paper "Keep Your Brain Young: Read, Be Bilingual, Drink Coffee" in Language Magazine, October, 2010.Would you like a copy? Please let me know.

Hello Stephen,

Thank you for contacting Starbucks Coffee Company.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in Starbucks and your desire to present

your published a paper "Keep Your Brain Young: Read, Be Bilingual, Drink Coffee". Unfortunately, at this time we do not accept unsolicited business ideas or proposals and we are unable to respond to requests to link to third party Web sites.

Thank you again for your interest in Starbucks.


Luisa M

Dear Luisa,

This wasn't a business idea or proposal. Just thought Starbucks would be interested in knowing what the research says about drinking coffee, along with other means of delaying dementia. I offered to send you a copy. That's it.

That's all.

PS I am writing this from a Starbucks.

Stephen Krashen, PhD, Prof. Emeritus, USC

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