My New Blog

Apparently, I am unable to pick a snazzy and easy blog name. I know I am not alone in this, but having selected it, I'm having doubts! We'll see how it works. I wanted to sum up everything I could possibly blog about, and that was impossible--quite like those Comcast commercials where they try to put all their features in a tag line. So, the name "Compass & Coffee Spoons" is a reference to 2 things: 1.) My grandfather once gave me an old compass that I believe he had when he was in the army.


This is one of my treasured possessions, both because it came from my Pap Pap and because it is symbolic of finding direction. 2.) the Coffee spoons is a reference to a line from T.S. Eliot's "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock": For I have known them all already, known them all--/Have Known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,/I have measured out my life with coffee spoons..." I love this metaphor. And, I am sure that every post is going to be a bunch of small occurrences...but overall, they will add up to a life story.


  1. I LOVE the name of your blog, especially now that I have read the explanation.


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