Look Around, Portland!

Portland on a recent morning

Portland on a recent morning

Do you ever really look at people, or do you look past them?

Today I was on an early-morning grocery run... er drive... and as I drove up a major thoroughfare I decided to take a good look at the people on the sidewalk and at the bus stops. I was surprised at what I saw: one woman's face was filled with anxiety; another elderly woman was sitting and talking to herself. One young man walked down the sidewalk alone, talking out loud. He wore earbuds.

Next I spotted a "millennial logger," a scruffy 20-something looking like he was on his way to a coffee shop to log some Internet hours.

May your Friday be enjoyable. And remember if you get lonely, you can always log some Internet hours at a coffee shop or just have a nice conversation with yourself!