I'm sitting at a cafe, namely Arabica's cafe, in University Circle. This Arabic was not here when I lived here 20 years ago. There was a single Arabica that had just opened up in Coventry – a fun place to hang out, with people playing chess and go in the back.
Ruth and I are in Cleveland, OH – taking a break from her two-week long residency teaching poetry at Ashland University's MFA writing program. I joined her for the week, and have been doing a bit of work, and a good bit of writing.