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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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Morning Coffee

Morning coffee and paper

Morning coffee and paper

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Classic Romances and a Mocha

Classic Romances

Classic Romances

It’s Sunday morning. Cold! Present temperature is -5 degrees. Our second day of sub-zero temperatures. The high yesterday was only 6 degrees. As I parked the car at the curb in front of the Bean Cycle I questioned my sanity. Oh, well the mocha and Leslie’s and Carly’s smiles are worth it.

The Bean Cycle shares their space with Wolverine Press, a used book store and a local publishing company. I’ve shared images from the bookshelves at Wolverine Press before. I come down here to relax with a cup of coffee or a mocha, maybe write or use the internet and wander through the used books. I enjoy sitting in the loft and look down on the regulars, even in this cold. By patronizing a favorite coffeehouse I establish a connection with the baristas and other patrons. They become an extended family. Therefore my insanity. 🙂

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