Daily Archives: July 16, 2010

Coffeehouse observation No. 171

Lovey-dovey couples in the coffeehouse are annoying to a guy who hasn’t had a date in a while. I’m just saying.

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Coffeehouse observation No. 170

People are escaping the triple-digit heat of the San Joaquin Valley by coming into empresso for a cold drink. I’ve been here all day doing the very same thing.

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Presidents and Maine | Bangor Daily News

Presidents and Maine | Bangor Daily News

5 things to do in Maine this weekend

5 things to do in Maine this weekend

Obama family in Maine for vacation

Obamas start vacation on MDI with bike ride | Bangor Daily News

Presidential vacations rarely go as smoothly as planned | Bangor Daily News

Maine’s ‘first’ tourists: State’s woods and waters have drawn presidents from Arthur to Bush | Bangor Daily News

Bar Harbor looks forward to Obama arrival | Bangor Daily News

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Coffeehouse observation No. 169

Small worlds come together in the coffeehouse. There is a woman at a nearby table talking to a guy and the conversation is about Mendocino on California’s North Coast and the area around Bridgeport, Calif., including the ghosttown Bodie and nearby Yosemite National Park.

My first job as a newspaper editor was in the town of Mendocino. I could stand up at my desk and look out onto the Pacific Ocean. I was paid horribly, but there were benefits to living in such a beautiful area.

And for years friends and I camped at a placed called Annette’s Mono Village on Twin Lakes just outside of Bridgeport. Annette’s is on the backside of Yosemite. Again, a beautiful, beautiful places.

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Coffeehouse observation No. 168

The playlist at the coffeehouse included Isaac Hayes’ “Shaft.” I nearly hared the lyrics with my Facebook friends, but realized that some of the words might be words and phrases have a different meaning today. Ah, well, it is all about context.

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