Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 3:31 PM

To: Barbara Burnham

Hello, Barbara

I am a senior at Michigan State and a friend of Scott Westerman’s. I am working on a yearlong blogging project called 52 Cups of Coffee ( Each week for a year, I am meeting with someone I don’t know and writing about what I learn and how I change in the process.

Scott Westerman said you would be an excellent person to talk with. I know this is late notice, but I am going to be in the Detroit area this Friday and was wondering if you would be available to have coffee anytime after 3:30 pm. I could meet you wherever it is most convenient.

It would be a joy to meet with you on Friday if your schedule is not already filled. Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, Megan 

Received: August 31, 2010, at 8:24 PM

Hi Megan,

I would love to have coffee with you! Friday afternoon will work just fine with me. I am meeting with a client earlier in the afternoon and should be ready for a cup of coffee and good conversation about 3:30 - 4:00p.m. 

It will be an honor to share time with you. Please thank Scott for the introduction.

Best Regards, Barbara


Cup Eight: Barbara Burnham

Friday, September 3rd / Detroit / 4:00 PM