Crud & Krampus

Happy Krampusnacht, everyone. Continue reading “Crud & Krampus”

T’was the Day Before Thanksgiving

First day of Thanksgiving break. I slept in an additional 2.5 hours. Now I just turned on the oven the preheat because I’m baking pies today while catching up on some podcasts. Fingers crossed the dough cooperates.

Saturday Morning Coffee

Hello, friends! Are you still too stuffed from the Thanksgiving holiday to sit and chat over a cup of coffee? Continue reading “Saturday Morning Coffee”

Monday Morning Grievance: Buyer’s Doubt

I don’t have buyer’s remorse because I don’t regret buying anything. However, I do wonder if I bought the right things. Continue reading “Monday Morning Grievance: Buyer’s Doubt”

Saturday Morning Coffee

Grab a mug and a slice of leftover pie, and let’s get caught up on the week. Continue reading “Saturday Morning Coffee”

Happy Black Friday

Black Friday shopping has become a tradition for Krystal and me. Since early this afternoon we’ve been in line waiting for stores to open, namely Target, and our goal is to get 99% of our Christmas shopping done over the course of Thursday night and Friday morning. Continue reading “Happy Black Friday”

Give Thanks (Literally)

Today the United States observes Thanksgiving. Facebook and Twitter abound with family pictures and lists of blessings. While I’m thankful for these things, I’m also thankful for things of a more literary nature. Things like


openbibleWhether they’re medieval illuminated manuscripts, first-edition hardcovers, well-worn paperbacks, or digitized e-books, there’s nothing quite like the printed word. From Dante to Luther to Lewis to Bradbury to Pratchett, I’m thankful for the worlds books open and the ideas they offer.


Calligraphy PaperEspecially high-quality parchment paper. If you haven’t had the joy of writing on paper made specifically for the written word, you’re missing out. Yes, it’s expensive. Some might even say cost-prohibitive. But there’s a time and a place for everything, so splurge just once and see what you’re missing.

Fountain Pens

Do I really need to explain this one?

Fountain PenCandles

PaddywaxPoeCandleThere’s absolutely nothing wrong with a good scented candle. My all-time favorite is the Edgar Allen Poe candle offered by Paddywax.It’s simply the perfect candle for relaxing with a good book or perfecting that manuscript. For maximum effectiveness, combine it with


Yes, I’m addicted and no, I don’t care. I simply adore love exist on coffee.

morning coffee


What are you thankful for?

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