Cafes and barbershops, they are what makes a community

Photo by Phillip Lansing.

I like those places because with all their wear and tear, they show you that with a little grit, you can make it through almost anything.

Cafes, barbershops, bookstores, and other small businesses that have stood the test of time are what make our communities special and dear to us. They served our parents and now they serve us. They make money, and sometimes they don’t, but they stay open because they care about the people — they care about us.

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.

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