October 24, 2015:

Job interviews at Starbucks. "Thank you for meeting us! You brought your portfolio?" They move to a corner to talk privately.

Woman academic in pony tail and reading glasses, typing. Legal pad, laptop, rapt attention, revising her manuscript.

Your author, café voyeur, writing vignettes, texting the charmingly inappropriate 19-year-old who reached out on Tinder. Outside there's rain but it's sunny right here.