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Thanksgiving 2015: World’s role in our liberation

November 23, 2015

Joanna Macy

It is my experience that the world itself has a role to play in our liberation.

Its very pressures, pains, and risks can wake us up — release us from the bonds of ego and guide us home to our vast, true nature.

For some of us, our love of the world is so passionate that we cannot ask it to wait until we are enlightened.

— Joanna Macy

More Joanna Macy influence here where Chris Jordan discusses her advice about what to do about the plastic in the oceans.

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Hitler and Springsteen’s The River Box Set

November 19, 2015

by Ron Wells

As I’ve stated previously, I’m not all that excited about Bruce Springsteen’s The River box set which is about to be released in December 2015, but the video of the show from Tempe in 1980 will be worth every penny. Read more…

It’s All About That Baste — More Zinfandel! 7 Reasons Why

November 18, 2015

Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator:

Happy ZInfandel Day! What’s in YOUR glass? Cheers!

Originally posted on wine predator:

Sorry Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but for me, Turkey Day is All About That Baste –with More Zinfandel!

National Zinfandel Day MAST 2015

While I am not sure yet what exactly I will be sipping this holiday season (or on Sunday when we will cook turkey and ham and do some sampling!), what I have learned from previous tastings with various wines and holiday meals is that Zinfandel can handle well turkey, ham, and prime rib — and many of the sides.

Seven Reasons Why I Love a Good Zinfandel on Zin Day or any day:

  1. A beautiful garnet or ruby jewel color
  2. A nose full of both floral perfumes (cecil bruner roses!) and fruit — much like walking on a country road in summertime that has
  3. Plentiful brambleberry fruit, perhaps plum, rich and jammy on the palate.
  4. While that fruit might tend towards ripe jamminess, it has lots of spice and that fruit is balanced…

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where does it hurt? #everywhere

November 16, 2015
Atlas Warsan Shire

poem by Warsan Shire

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Ferrari Bubbles from Italian Alps

November 10, 2015

Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator:

Join us tonight and discover Ferrari Sparkling Wine from the Italian Alps!

Originally posted on wine predator:

What? There are CARS bubbling out of the Italian Alps? No I don’t mean that kind of Ferrari. I mean bubbles from the sparkling wine grown in the Alps and made in the winery started by Guilio Ferrari over 100 years ago!

On Tuesdays in November from 6-7pm I am participating in Protocol Wine’s Wine Studio Project tasting and education series with Ferrari, a sparkling wine producer from Trento which is located in the Dolomite region of the Alps in the northeastern part of Italy. To learn with us about Ferrari this month, check out the hashtags #winestudio and #FerrariTrento as we taste Ferrari’s award-winning  wines: Brut, Rose, Perlè 2007, and Guilio Ferrari 2001.


Founded in 1902 by Giulo Ferrari, a…

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2 Central Coast Tempranillo to Tempt you on #TempranilloDay 11/12/15

November 9, 2015

Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator:

What will you be tempted by for Tempranillo Day Th. 11/12?

Originally posted on wine predator:


Are you ready to be tempted by Tempranillo on Tempranillo Day this Thursday November 12, 2015? That’s right,

International Tempranillo Day is the second Thursday in November which means this year it is Thurs. Nov. 12!

While you may not recognize Tempranillo by name, if you’ve ever had wine from Rioja, then you have tasted this spicy, lively varietal.

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Be A Space That Welcomes

November 2, 2015



Let yourself become that space that welcomes any experience without judgement, advises Tsoknyi Rinpoche in this week’s Weekly Wake-up from Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo, artist of the silk applique thangka detail pictured above.  Read more…

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