How Writing a Book Helped Restore Hope

How Writing a Book Helped Restore Hope

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I self-published a memoir/cookbook in January 2020 about the 10 year life span of my little restaurant, bread&cup, in Lincoln NE. The COVID disruption slowed down my plans to promote the book, so I am picking those plans once again by sharing about how I chose to write it.

In this episode, I tell the story of how the idea for the restaurant began in December of 1994 and some of the thought process that led to my decision to leave my collegiate ministry career to follow my dream of owning a restaurant that had a primary focus on creating an environment for conversation and reflection

I explain some of the dynamics and risks associate with working with a spouse. I share about the demands on my body that I eventually had to reckon with. I try to give a clear picture of the rigorous, yet rewarding work of starting a restaurant.

If you are in Lincoln, you can pick up a copy of my book, bread&cup: Beyond Simple Food and Drink, at Francie & Finch Bookshop at 130 S 13th in downtown Lincoln, NE. or on my website at

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