There are living, breathing loops of news in this community, which we check into and out of regularly, just to make sure all is well.

So an so had a stroke but is recovering well.  Someone else will have her baby today after three days in the hospital.  The gig went great on Saturday; the festival is twice the size this year; glad you could make it for the party, wasn’t that an incredible time;  how are your folks; I finally got my office painted, my eldest daughter is getting married; my truck’s in the shop; my dad died 3 weeks ago, he was 92….

an afternoon Bean moment from somewhere in 2009

A great many of these loops thread themselves through The Bean Cellar, mingle here for a while, and then back outside into and through the city.  This is a nickname place, full of friendly harassment and nourishment.  Batteries get charged,  jokes traded, meetings held, decisions made or revised, news gathered and passed on.  A place where people get looked after.

I’m here this morning filling in for Tiny, who needed a day off.

After 6 hours of checking in here’s my report:

It’s a complicated time, but all is well.

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