Saturday Morning Coffee

Come on in. The coffee’s hot and strong. Let’s chat.

So. This week has been wet and rainy. I think it’s rained every day. That’s been both good and bad for the running. It’s good because there’s a brief time when the weather and wind is great for running. Unfortunately it’s also wet and when the rain stops the humidity comes back.

I thought about writing a poem about sweat and salt and petrichor while on my morning run today, but now that I’m back home I’ve forgotten it.

Last Saturday I recorded an interview about Stories in the End for The Front Porch Show podcast. You can listen to that interview here.

One of the culinary highlights this week was this curried tomato pie:

School is in full swing. I’m loving my new students and this week in Chemistry we held “The Great Biscuit Bake-Off”. It’s so much fun to see students spend and hour and a half or so doing chemistry and never once realizing they’re doing chemistry.

The results were delicious. It’s also a time I get to introduce my students to my mom’s homemade strawberry rhubarb jam. Rhubarb doesn’t grow well in the American South. This year’s comments included

You can taste little drops of love in every bite!


When I’m old, the memory of this jam will be one of my happiest memories.

High praise indeed; good job, Mom!

Pretty much, I’ve been running on caffeine this week.

But that caffeine has fueled my inspiration and I’ve begun plotting my next book.

What have you been up to?

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