1. So true. Cities have lost any edge. Either the private owned establishments have gone under and left a ghost town or the big name companies mow over any sense of individuality. Orlando, Florida is a good example. We use to have Open Mike nights and dark coffee houses. Now we have a drive-thru Starbucks.

  2. So much for the idea that the dark, more provocative elements don’t inspire on the level of bland security. The poetry was there back then, and your eloquent descriptive remembrance makes the case a compelling one.


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