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Stop Making Sense

I read anything that's nailed down, or even just moving slowly. Cereal boxes, candy wrappers, all genres, etc., and I don't always have much time for arbitrary distinctions like literary fiction vs. genre fiction.

Celebrating the Third Place: Inspiring Stories About the Great Good Places at the Heart of Our Communities

Celebrating the Third Place: Inspiring Stories About the Great Good Places at the Heart of Our Communities - Ray Oldenburg Where Do You Go for Community that's not Work or Home?

This is a wonderful book. It clued me in to something I've been yearning for without realizing what it was--a community. The examples provided range from coffeeshops to restaurants to a garden center to a gym to a barbershop to a prison (yes, really). These places seem to be disappearing quickly in our sterilized, cookie-cutter society, so if you have one or manage to find one, hang onto it!