Sandy Sims, a freelance writer in San Jose, writes in local coffee shops, changing to a different one each day so as not to overstay her welcome. The coffee house thing is because it’s lonely stowed away at home. She was once a social worker, once a college English teacher, once a journalist, once an editor and once retired. These days, she writes travel stories, and on occasion, she knits. Her husband cleans the house and shops.