Author Archives: mjbutterworth

About mjbutterworth

Coffee. Books. Bicycles.

My 2018 Reading List

I [just barely] met my goal of reading a book a month in 2018, and I thought sharing a few mostly spoiler-free reflections on my reading list would be a nice way to brush the dust off this long neglected … Continue reading

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Murakami on Writing

“Basically, I agree with the view that writing novels is an unhealthy type of work. When we set off to write a novel, when we use writing to create a story, like it or not a kind of toxin that … Continue reading

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The Trucks of Peru

I spent last week in Peru on a coffee sourcing trip for work. I expected to encounter incredible natural beauty and hoped to find some wonderful coffees. On both counts Peru did not disappoint. What I didn’t expect was to find … Continue reading

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Six Weeks

Hard to believe the little guy is six weeks old! He already loves books and recently learned how to smile.

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Introducing Archer Thomas

Three sleepless weeks ago my son Archer Thomas was born. It’s probably for the best that newborns need near-constant care, because there hasn’t been much time to have an existential crisis yet. I still can’t fathom being a dad yet. All … Continue reading

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Today if you hear his voice 

  After years of studying Greek to get a grade it’s so refreshing to simply read the New Testament devotionally. Looking back on it, school often felt like being in the wilderness. It’s a timely word in Hebrews 3:8. 

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Summer Reading List: Station Eleven 

 One of the many pleasures of being done with school ( for now ) is reading literature for fun once again. I took a social media poll as to what the next volume of my summer reading list should be … Continue reading

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