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Too antisocial for social networking but not for Peet's

Original post made by Dolores Ciardelli, editor of Danville Express, on Oct 5, 2009

You've seen the bumper stickers: "I'd rather be skiing" or "I'd rather be sky-diving." I've never seen one that says, "I'd rather be just staring into space," but that would be mine.

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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on Oct 5, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Dear Dolores,

I visited Ashland and another great writer last week, known as the BARD. But I feel so personally connected to your writing and its humanity.

I have worked in my office in Alamo, telecommuting around the world, since 1990. I do not feel alone. But I do love meeting amazing people such as you when I am "out and about!"

You are appreciated..I am always available for coffee,


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Posted by Maria
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Oct 6, 2009 at 8:08 am

I rushed out for a pumpkin latte which I had heard about, and loved it. I loved it so much I had a second one a few days later, but now I am over them. Way too rich and sweet, I decided that one a season is enough for me. I agree about the social networks, I like to hear about people from my family, but I don't want to go there to write about my life, nor do I care enough to scroll down to read about other people, even the ones I care about.

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Posted by Lucy
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 6, 2009 at 9:11 am

I think I"m going to buy a pumpkin latte at Starbucks while I go grocery shopping today! Thanks for the reminder that fall is here and the coffee shops have our favorite seasonal drinks! :)

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Posted by Ellen
a resident of another community
on Oct 7, 2009 at 11:37 am

I live in the east bay with Peets right across the street. Friends joke that the center strip between the benches is like the center of the universe because deals are made, friendships are formed, & the famous come to drink their special brew.
Peets is a special place & this story is one that could take place at ANY Peets but ONLY AT Peets. Thanks for sharing!