If we were having coffee today, I would quickly invite you in out of the rain. The fire is going and the coffee is hot. Come in and sit on the hearth and warm yourself.

Been reading an interesting book from John Muir, A Thousand-Mile Walk To The Gulf. It is Muir’s firsthand account of a walk from Indiana across Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to the Gulf Coast right after the Civil War in 1867. I grew up in California where Muir is a big name I heard often in my education but I never knew he oroginally came from Wisconsin and had traveled other parts of the country. I am enjoying his detail of the flora and people much more than I thought – such a particular time in our country’s history.

Are you reading anything interesting?

Coffee ShareToday’s #WeekendCoffeeShare is single-origin beans from Rwanda. Lovely stuff.

Great thing I heard this week was from Do/ Story/: How to Tell Your Story So the World Listens by Bobette Buster.

In short, stories are prescriptions for courage. They illustrate how to run the race. And win. We are not born with courage. We may possess bravado, even arrogance. Youth normally does. But courage is a quiet, spiritual muscle discovered only when you face your greatest fear. Stories embolden, strengthen, and establish how we can become our very best.

Wishing you a wonderful week. I’ll be here if you want to stop by again!