It may not be the Spring Break of which most dream. We’re in Grand Rapids, Michigan. But this Upper Midwestern town is to be our next home. So we’re here, learning our ABCs: art, beer, and coffee. So far we’ve found Metamorphorest (pictured above), a downtown wall mural. Nearby we spent time in Palatte Coffee & Art, especially admiring Michi Farias‘ charcoals. Then we rounded out the weekend in Eastown Grand Rapids, at Harmony Brewing Company. I reflected on this day over a snifter of complex malt, chocolate, and coffee flavors. As I did so, it occurred to me that art, beer, and coffee may well be the cornerstones of a culture we can invest in.