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The Third Place (Chapter 10) – The Worst of Times

Posted on August 11, 2018

Aware that the rapid movement of wealth around the globe was slowly stripping the fibre of our community from our midst, along with so many other regions that had depended on basic manufacturing for economic survival, an inevitable sense of decline hovered over our city.? Gloom was everywhere.? It began when a couple of large auto parts suppliers shut down for good but inevitably picked up speed as other businesses first cut down on their services and then closed down altogether.? Social services reported record numbers of people seeking help and even our successful local sports teams succumbed to dispiriting losing streaks.? It was like some kind of emotional plague had infested the populace. In such situations,? communities can start coming apart or drawing…

The Third Place (Chapter 8) – Finn

Posted on August 8, 2018

How it all worked out was almost as if by design.? It turned out the Finn was an ardent student of how humanity interacted with food.? At the talk that first evening, Dad was so impressed by the young man’s curiosity that he asked if he would be willing to take over the entire breakfast operation – subject to Dad’s oversight naturally.? At a loss for next steps in his life, Finn hesitantly agreed but then approached the challenge with relish.? He looked over at his grandmother seeking her approval.? All Mrs. Dawson did was smile before offering to come in during the morning meal time to help out until he gained some confidence. Confidence was hardly something Finn lacked. He was in the…

The Third Place (Chapter 5) – Rules of Engagement

Posted on August 5, 2018

At some point during the Third Place’s early years the public began to understand that Everton Overly had quietly struck a deal with his customers without anything official being said about it. The future of any restaurant depends on its performance – quality of the meals, parking, decor, price, selection and aura.? Should the operator get it right in all of these fields then the chances of success were good.? In a world of rampant consumerism, it was all about the customer and the operation that didn’t understand that had already lost. Except Dad didn’t really believe it.? A restaurant in his mind wasn’t just about serving food but, rather, a public space where contribution was expected.? At one point he placed on the…

The Third Place – Wonderland (Chapter 2)

Posted on August 2, 2018

The relentlessly hot summer had begun and we had endless time to scout through the house and the grounds outside.? It was so big upstairs that Daisy and I each got our own room.? The bathroom that we shared was bigger than the bedroom we had together occupied in the old place.? I was 10 and Daisy was 8 and now our imaginations had a wonderland in which to pretend, play, explore and hide. There were two things we both loved from the outset – the attic and the gardens.?The attic was huge, with vaulted ceilings, three skylights and a great window with four little ones above it facing out the front.? It was “T” shaped, running both east and west, north and south.?…

The Legacy Lingers. Its Effect Uncertain

Posted on July 18, 2018

Today would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. Hard to believe that he’s been gone from among us for five years already and questions continue to linger about his abiding influence.? Some of it is easy to figure.? As a person of moral stature, it is likely that no one from this present generation will stand as such a colossus of meaning and integrity.? As a family man, his life was mixed – as one would expect from someone so fully dedicated to a cause of freedom and having to spend almost 30 years in prison as a result of that commitment.? As a leader for human rights, his practices were varied, but the ultimate outcomes of his efforts are now beyond dispute.? And…

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