Author: Keri

Coffee Date with Lovey

Yeah, he’s cute and all, but there are pastries to be had. And mama ain’t foolin’. Beautiful, delicious, amazing vegan pastries. But, I’m cheap, and Wildflour is not, so I always buy their “day old” cookies, 3 for $5, which is still kind of steep, but definitely more my style. So my favorite cookie is the brown one, not because it is chocolate, but because it is salted chocolate.  And I get to share it with a super awesome hoo-man. I was feeling much better this morning after my 24-hour stomach bug; so much, in fact, that I convinced myself...

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Mere Christianity

A Christian friend of mine loaned me her copy of this book, Mere Christianity, by CS Lewis, so this post will be the surrogate to marginalia, since the book a) is not mine and b) has tiny margins. I thought at first that I would just handwrite on sticky notes, but I think it just kept me from even getting started. I have had the book for almost a month now, and have read several other short books in the time when I could have read this.  It is, after all, fewer than 200 pages of material that I...

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The Feels of Springtime

There’s, like, eight feet of snow outside. We can’t even open the back door. I’ve been digging out the back door by harvesting snow to feed my carnivorous plants (they are fickle and don’t like city water). Meanwhile, INSIDE the apartment, it’s like some kind of freakshow blooming parade! An orchid that bloomed a couple weeks ago is still going strong. I just counted 7 blooms on the hibiscus. That is more than I have EVER had at one time on this plant. Also, I should note that in the fall, I changed the pot and gave it fresh soil, so...

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All Signs Point

Oh. My. Stars. My friend, Petra, invited me to go with her, her husband and her sister to Niantic for their annual pilgrimage to the 30% off book sale at the Book Barn.  So first of all: The Book Barn. My first visit to The Book Barn was with my dear friend Eggie a few years back. It’s unlike any other bookstore I’ve been to: outdoor cases, weird buildings and cats. A lot of cats. This place is amazing. It’s technically four locations, sort of jumbled up, but all within walking distance in the summertime. They opened a “new...

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The Storm Has Passed

Well, it is January, and we had a storm. It is New England, after all, and we’ve been pretty lucky with a reasonably warm winter thus far.  I heard the total accumulation was only 18″ or something, but some of our drifts are waist-high, as you can see here: Really, it’s so pretty, that I’m kind of glad we got some snow. It’s not going to stay long on the roads; it’s supposed to be near 40F tomorrow, even, and it’s almost February, which means it’s really almost March, which means it’s practically spring already.   We didn’t lose...

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