Gentleman of Leisure

My friends and family seem to view my latest career related move as my "Retirement". I can see how my transition could be viewed in such a way, yet I will refrain from delving into examples to the contrary. I will, however, confirm the fact that I have been spending a great deal of time reading at the Bookstore, and at a local Coffee House, introduced to me by Adam and Wendy. My main driving desire is to keep my mind active, whilst I contemplate the possible long-term plans available to me; this is done by reading books, new or old (procrastinated till now):

  • Some random book about the Arab-Israeli conflict (Completed)
  • Lolita by Nabokov (Half completed)
  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (Barely Started)
  • The Elements of Style by Strunk & White (Barely Started)
  • Rick Steves' Europe 101 (Just Purchased)
  • Rick Steves' Best of Europe 2006 (Just Purchased)
  • A Feast for Crows by Martin (Completed)
  • Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson (Half completed)
  • Active Liberty by Justice Stephen Breyer [Edit: added to list]

The backyard of the coffee house is a nice English garden. It is a comfortable setting, with nooks and crannies, in which one can spend a good long time, undisturbed, reading. Although I find the beverage prices almost outrageous, I find that the environment more than makes up for this affront.

backyard garden of coffee house

The front is off a major street in Fullerton, so you'll hear a lot of traffic near the front of the establishment.

Front sign of coffee house