I’m hanging out in a coffee shop in an open lobby writing. It’s fun to be deep in my novel world while there is hustle and bustle all around me. I digress. This man walks by and I found myself in a quandary. It was his gate that bothered me. He didn’t just walk, but I can’t find the right word. It wasn’t as heavy as a plod or a lop. He had a swagger to him, but it wasn’t as arrogant as John Wayne. There was a positive energy to him and he was moving too fast to be a saunter.

Do you have some words to help me describe the manner that a man who is seemingly friendly and engaging would walk through a lobby?

Any thoughts?