Spring Break and we found ourselves in St. Louis for a quick day trip. We stopped off at Comet Coffee Company St. Louis. D had a cappuccino and I had a pour over. I’m new to pour overs but the coffee was very sweet tasting and light. Specifically the menu reads: Francy Torres, Colombia, chocolate, marzipan, fruitContinue reading “coffee recommendation–comet coffee company st. louis”
The most difficult aspect of teaching has to be the hours grading. And I have to admit commenting on lit analyses is my biggest weakness. Have to get out of the house and out to Barnes and Noble along with D for coffee and a place to focus.
Spent some time during my Spring Break vacation riding trains to Chicago and searching out some book stores. And it helped to remind me of all the hours I’ve spent hanging out in used bookstores and comic book stores in the various places I’ve lived–Oregon, Colorado and now Illinois. I have such a love ofContinue reading “spring break and chicago bookstore massacre”
D and I put together this 5 min interview with the owner of our favorite bookstore. I hope to use this video as somewhat of a model for my Lit 150 students and their creative non-fiction assignments. I also hope to interview several authors I run across in the near future.
A few summers back I found myself in San Francisco after an incredible train ride across the country and found CIty Lights Bookstore the famous meeting place of my favorite Beat writers. I was in San Francisco for two days and went there each of those days to sniff around the basement and the secondContinue reading “city lights bookstore”
When I arrived in Illinois D asked me what I liked to do in my free time and I answered: I like to drink coffee and I like to go to bookstores. Since then I have been to quite a few bookstores with D–some here in Springfield and in St. Louis and Chicago. I want toContinue reading “coffee and bookstores”