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Sweet Sinsations

Sweet Sensations

Sweet Sinsations

There are four coffee shops, that I’m aware of, on the campus at Colorado State University. There are several off campus catering to the thousands of students pulling all-nighters. One I patronize is located in the Lory Student Center call Sweet Sinsations Cafe. Of course all you will find are students working the coffee shop and students grabbing a cup on their way to class. And it is cold this morning, 22 degrees right now.

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Watching Closely

Watching Closely

Watching Closely

As I arrive at Mugs coffeehouse there are about six large trees along the sidewalk. Some of the college students who live along here will put food out for the squirrels. I have seen as many as 4 and 5 chasing each other around the trees making it fun to watch. Needless to say they are more than comfortable with humans and will come quite close. This one paused long enough to make sure I kept my distance and did not cross the line they had drawn.

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Being a Regular

Mocha latte at the Bean Cycle. I'm in the loft looking down on the coffeehouse.

Mocha latte at the Bean Cycle. I’m in the loft looking down on the coffeehouse.

I can walk into several coffeehouses and be greeted by my first name. That feels good. 🙂 I also know several of them by name. At some locations I can even have the baristas call out and say, ‘The usual, Monte?” These young people and the coffeehouse can easily become an extended family. We will almost always have some sort of conversation whether started by them or me, asking questions such as, “How was your weekend?” or “What have you planned for the day?” I find it comforting  when they let me know I’m a person and not just a customer with money in his wallet.  Continue reading »

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Late afternoon lighting at Bean Cycle coffeehouse

Late afternoon lighting at Bean Cycle coffeehouse

“To be aware that you are still alive, that you are walking on this beautiful planet—that is a form of enlightenment.” Thich Nhat Hanh

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Nothing to do

It's a Good Book

It’s a Good Book

Took this image last week at a local coffee shop while sitting on the outdoor patio, enjoying the nice sunny weather. However, this morning has presented overcast skies and 50 degrees. But, we call that good out here in Colorado. My to do list has nothing listed and plan on keeping it that way. 

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The News

Reading the Morning Paper

Reading the Morning Paper

“It takes great courage to see the world in its tainted glory and still love it.” Oscar Wilde

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Amber’s Art

Amber's Art at the Coffehouse

Amber’s Postcard Art

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. Henry Ward Beecher

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