Cal Morris is up before the sun, getting the store ready to open. Behind the counter, he’s likely to talk like a pirate, dance to his own rhythm (literally), and wax poetic (or something like poetic) about how much he loves his job and his family (which includes our baker, Heather, and their three kids, all named after Wendell Berry or Wendell Berry characters). Cal’s a co-owner at Church Street, and he’s our General Manager, so he’s the go-to guy for questions about coffee or books. Books: Plainsong. The Moviegoer. Telegraph Avenue. Anything by Wendell Berry.
By: Wendell BerryJayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College. There, freedom met with new burdens and a young man needed more than a mirror to find himself. But the beginning of that finding was a short conversation with "Old Grit," his profound professor of New Testament Greek. "You have been given questions to which you cannot be given answers. You will have to live them out-perhaps a little at a time."
"And how long is that going to take?"
"I don't know. As long as you live, perhaps."
"That could be a long time."
"I will tell you a further mystery," he said. "It may take longer."Buy Now on