WHAT IS WONDERLAND

My website has just been beautifully re-vamped and I feel the urge to get back to blogging. Our chaotic and troubled times are influencing my thoughts and my work more and more, specifically environmental concerns. To me these concerns have become increasingly and clearly political—influenced by greed and ignorance. America has always been the promise…

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MANY BRIDGES TO CROSS

Not just a metaphor—it’s an absolute fact that in and around Jacksonville, Florida there are many bridges to cross—east to west, north to south—all spanning the incredible St Johns River. The St. Johns River is the longest river in the United States—310 miles long, winding through or bordering twelve Florida counties. It is one of the few…

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Tacoma Narrows Bridge

ROADSIDE

“The only way to examine a departed culture is through its legacy of artifacts. Like the Egyptian pyramids and the Pantheon of Rome we shall be known as The Great Road Builders. Marsha Glazière reworks these monumental formations into intimate landscapes. Coaxing the essence of sun-dappled glen from visually neglected industrial spaces. The resulting mosaic of…

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HUMAN TAPESTRY

COSMIC COMPANIONSHIP

One of the most special Christmas gifts I received on Christmas Day—was the NPR /CBC broadcast I heard on my drive to a  family feast in Seattle. The speech was Martin Luther King’s Christmas Sermon given in Atlanta in 1967. It is the 5th of five MLK Massey lectures which were created in 1961, usually…

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COFFEE SPOT SAFARI

ADVENTUROUS COFFEE—The Coffee Spot SAFARI begins

Are you REVVED UP for a totally caffeinated NW adventure over the next six weeks ? The ECLECTIC COFFEE SPOT SAFARI is a great way to sample coffees from all over the globe as well as a variety of brewing methods all over Puget Sound. Hit the road, hit your neighborhood and find your ideal…

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GLAZIERE COFFEE SAFARI

ECLECTIC COFFEE SPOT SAFARI

The list of contestants is growing !! GUIDELINES &  LIST  It is very hard, if not impossible, to live in the Pacific Northwest, specifically the Puget Sound region, and not become seduced by, and ultimately become part of, the pervasive coffee culture that thrives in this part of the country—come rain or shine. “eclectic COFFEE…

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Coffee Strong

COFFEE Strong….COFFEE Conscious

There are sooo many things going on at every level—local, regional, national, global. For the last I can’t recall HOW long—Americans have endured a barrage of campaign advertising. Personally, I am satisfied with most of the election results, but would be delighted to see the obscene expenditure of those massive dollars go toward putting people…

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Cupping - Removing the Grounds

COFFEE CONTAGION

The other night I was in my car and heard an interesting piece on All Things Considered (NPR )— about how all across America—coffee is becoming the ‘new wine.’  In Seattle and other cities around Puget Sound, where many of us pride ourselves on being coffee connoisseurs and lots of us are indeed jaded, including…

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Kinshasa Symphony Flautist

INSPIRING EACH OTHER

“DON’T PUSH THE RIVER—it flows by itself”—I posted this inspiring Zen book  title by Barry Stevens on my Facebook page and shared a drawing posted by a good friend of mine who lives in  Spain. She always has  inspiring drawings and words of encouragement. But, as I read the comments I  received about my Olympics…

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OLYMPICS PERSPECTIVE

The Olympics are really thrilling for me, especially watching the women’s sports. I absolutely cried when Gabby Douglas won the ‘all around’ gymnastic gold. Gabby’s mother sacrificed much to give Gabby the opportunity to excel. Their mutual exhilaration was contagious. Gabby exemplifies for me what so many athletes are about—total dedication of purpose, hard work…

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Mandolin Cafe—so long—it’s been good to know ya !

The Mandolin Cafe in Tacoma was filled with eclectic  inspiration. The artfully crafted fireplace mantel, undulating wood tables supported by nature-inspired steel branches—created an imaginative and lively coffee spot. Most tables were meant to be shared, which contributed to the Mandolin being an extremely friendly spot. It was an easy place for folks to share…

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SEATTLE COFFEE SCENE — A KINDRED SPIRIT

Two weeks ago (actually on the 2nd day of summer in the rain) I met with the author of  the Seattle Coffee Scene blog. We met @ Fonte’ Cafe and Wine Bar downtown—across the street from the Seattle Art Museum. This was the perfect place to relax and talk ‘coffee.’  It was indeed fun to…

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SEATTLE COFFEE WORKS features Obama Blend

Rain and coffee-totally expected in Seattle, but on the 2nd day of summer ?  Hurriedly walking in the rain along Pike Street (one block up from the Market), I looked up from my umbrella and saw an automated sign —a giant man drinking a cup of coffee— definitely unique among coffee signage around the Sound.…

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Ocho @ AMOCAT CAFE

Lattè lovin’ Ocho @ AMOCAT CAFE (Tacoma spelled backwards) -a charming coffee spot which is colorfully painted and has a mix of intriguing and fanciful furnishings. Amocat offers old world comfort in the former Swiss Hotel, a chalet inspired building on a lovely tree lined street in Tacoma’s Triangle District.

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