It’s becoming harder and harder to support and respect law enforcement

Let me start out by saying I am not anti law enforcement. I don’t think we need to defund the police; although I do think reform or retrain might have been better words. But lately I’m finding I’ve stopped waving, saying good morning, or buying a Cafecito for these folks. I think the following three recent experiences might shed some light. A few months back my neighbor and I were standing outside chatting across the alley that separates our homes. The alley isn’t much wider than a small pickup. Suddenly I see a van come speeding down the alley. I waved frantically and motioned the driver to slow down. The driver swerved to avoid me and drove onto my neighbors grass. She was holding her infant. She backed away. He continued thru the cross street without stopping or barely slowing. I caught the license plate. I emailed our neighborhood officer …

Things not returning to “Normal”……. Camping out at the coffee shop for free wifi.

It’s been more than a year, but yesterday my cycling group returned to one of our favorite independent coffee shops – Ella in Plantation, FL. Over the past year the pandemic clearly limited our options – mostly because many of these places didn’t have outdoor seating for 6 – 10 people. So when we arrived to one of our favorite spots yesterday (full disclosure, we have lots of favorite spots) there are clearly some new rules for people who just come to the coffee shop, buy a cup of Joe, and sit for hours. Spotted were these signs throughout! I always clean my table at coffee shops – actually at most small restaurants. But that next item gave me a laugh. I’ve been one of those people who went to a coffee shop for a couple of hours. How about you? But I also usually dropped $10 – $15 (which …