Digital Detox

There always but ALWAYS is this damn digital addiction in our pocket or purse. It’s just got to be cut back. I’m speaking for myself of course but my guess is I’m onto a problem that you have too. I’ve deleted Twitter today and am trying to get my courage up to delete Instagram as well.

Barista With A Grubby Beard

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We recently checked out a hot new coffee spot that has just opened near us. The verdict is still out on the quality of their gustatory offerings but, to a person, their staff was terrific. They were caring, efficient and very friendly. Here’s a quick portrait I took of a happy, young barista as he took our first order. Because I was so focused on the kid’s wide toothy grin I didn’t notice his straggly chin hair until I looked at his photograph more closely in Lightroom.

Admittedly it’s an old guy’s opinion, but I think  this grubby beard somehow diminishes this kid’s otherwise perfect presentation.

 

Starbucks Before My First Coffee Hit

 

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You know the feeling. Eyes blurred, mind dull, attitude grim. Sure signs of a coffee addict waiting for his first hit.

Terrible Colors…But Terrific Books and Coffee

R0330715smallThere’s a little book store http://www.hellohellobooks.com in Rockland, Maine right next to a fine coffee shop. The store stocks an ideosencratic collection of titles many with a Maine flavor. On a side wall is this reading nook decorated with the most god awful cushion colors I have ever seen lumpted together. Esthetics aside, Hello Books is a really fun place to browse.

Then when you are finished, you can walk about 18 steps from their entrance to grab a cup of great coffee at http://www.rockcitycoffee.com .

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