Stopped by the Bard, a favorite coffee stop on Middle Street, the other day. Is everything I do connected in some way to writing? A cup of joe and a crossword puzzle were my table mates, seeing that Paul's schedule made a meeting here with me impossible. I enjoy watching the hustle and bustle of early arriving office workers, stopping by for an early morning pick-me-up and making plans for the afternoon and evening. It's 8F above this morning. I'm happier on this side of the window. That's for sure!