Tag Archives: Starbucks Coffee

Friendship a Bloomin’

The Latino woman preceding me most days in the Starbuck’s line, along with the African American cook who works for a rich family on Fifth, have become fast friends. I’ve been watching it unfold, this funny friendship you’d never expect … Continue reading

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The Barista and the Paperboy

Love is in bloom, and at 5 a.m. no less. I’ve been watching it unfold for months now, like an exotic plant acclimating to a hotter climate. Charlotte, I’ll call her, is overweight, but so, so pretty, reminding me of … Continue reading

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Old Willie

The growing list of characters in my life could easily resurrect P.T. Barnum, the latest one being an old black man in a wheelchair. I see him when I go early to a particular Starbucks as he rolls himself in … Continue reading

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Trying Not To Shake It

I’m a big believer in paying attention to what’s put in front of you. More often than not it’s a lesson of some kind, and what I saw this morning belongs in that category. There’s a little old black man … Continue reading

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How Do You Say No?

Most mornings, on my way to a Starbucks that opens at 5, I pass a man who has a coffee cart.  They’re little, unsavory wagons selling donuts, hard rolls (and I mean hard) and the worst coffee on the planet. … Continue reading

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When Your Sneaker’s In Your Mouth

I need to take a vow of silence between the hours of 5 and 8 a.m.  Sadly, for the world, it happens to be my chattiest time. I’m wide-awake, well rested, with a kilo of coffee in my system that … Continue reading

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