Weekend Coffee Share: Damn Fine Coffee with a Bonsai

If we were having coffee, I would excitedly lead you out to the back porch while the French press steeps. Shuffling past the half-packed boxes of books and the growing towers of other books that I feel need more care than cardboard can provide, I would fling open the door and point. The bonsai has exploded … More Weekend Coffee Share: Damn Fine Coffee with a Bonsai

Top Ten Books I Naively Suggest I Might Read this Summer

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s post is our TBR summer list. Let’s start off with honesty. I don’t think that I’m going to read ten books this summer. The strange thing after starting grad school is in some ways I read less. Don’t get me wrong, … More Top Ten Books I Naively Suggest I Might Read this Summer

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I want to Meet

Have you ever gone on a literary pilgrimage? Ever visited a childhood home of a beloved author. There’s Faulkner’s home in Mississippi or Laura Ingalls Wilder’s in De Smet. There’s the Bird and Baby for Inklings fans and the whole town of Providence for Lovecraft fans. Big Sur means something different after Kerouac along with … More Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I want to Meet

“All Things Come from Splendor”: The Poet Laureate Charles Wright

I was excited last summer when I heard that Charles Wright would become the Poet Laureate of the United States. I am drawn to the way he meditates on the weather and the change of seasons as though they are life-giving texts and discerns meaning about himself and his mortality. He translates the language of … More “All Things Come from Splendor”: The Poet Laureate Charles Wright