musings on the fly 

Traveling to Creative-ville on the Espresso

The barista hands me my Dirty Chai, “I accidentally put two shots of espresso in this – is that OK?” But of course it’s OK! I now have my go-juice with an extra kick! What a way to start out my creative day! While doing an inventory of stuff in my spare room closet earlier this week, I ran across my senior year scrapbook from 1990. I always get a laugh or two at the photos and crazy things my friends and I used to say and do. In my wildest…

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Coffeehouse Raw: Random Ramblings

Clear your mind. Clear your thoughts. Writing is my own form of meditation.  I’m in love with Dirty Chai. I love chai tea as it is, but a chai with espresso – it is a caffeinated one-two punch of savory flavor. This is my new fave “go juice”. I love this coffeehouse. I love this town. I love sitting here writing. I love that when I’m in here my iPhone gets absolutely no reception and I end up with “no service”. Self-imposed silent time with no disturbing distractions from technology and…

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Coffeehouse Raw: Stream of Consciousness

The coffee here at The Slow Train Cafe in Oberlin, OH is delightful; I am on my second cup of cafe mocha, made from a real coffee press machine I might add. No crappy McDonald’s rip-off here. I savor every last drop as I sit at a table in the window facing the main road. I spy every single person out joyously walking with their friends and loved ones on this unseasonably warm winter’s day; this makes me smile. The sweet and savory smells of coffee mixed with fresh pastries…

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