Women in Jazz

We were privileged to attend an event at the Palladium last night that featured world class musicians. All were women with the exception of special guest Michael Ross on bass. Other special guests included jazz legend Rose Bilal, who wowed us with her performance of All of Me and Satin Doll. Rose’s long career includesContinue reading “Women in Jazz”

Habitat for Humanity: What I learned today

UP EARLY for an Event that was …… For me, an extra effort is required to arise before the sun appears. I do well to put my feet on the floor by 7am. But this morning, with intent, my feet touched the floor to get ready for a volunteer day with Habitat for Humanity. RatherContinue reading “Habitat for Humanity: What I learned today”

African American Heritage Celebration Feb 26, 2022

When we woke at 6 this morning to get ready for our volunteer assignment at a Habitat for Humanity site, we didn’t know that we would end up with a different assignment. We arrived with our lunches and snacks in our work clothes and closed toed shoes to learn that our tasks had to beContinue reading “African American Heritage Celebration Feb 26, 2022”

Tampa Bay Collard Greens Festival

The necessity of cooking collard greens on a Saturday night was precipitated by a visit to the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival. We saw people walking with large green bags and found our way to the Publix stand with stacks of boxes of super fresh greens. We were surprised to be gifted with two largeContinue reading “Tampa Bay Collard Greens Festival”

Little Guatemala in Western Carolina

The culmination of a relaxing vacation was a stop in Morganton NC to see old friends with an exciting new venture. Erica and Christian Ramazzini renovated a building at 810 East Union Street into a charming cafe serving freshly roasted Guatemalan coffee, pastries and Guatemalan street food like tostadas. You can also purchase traditional craftContinue reading “Little Guatemala in Western Carolina”

What’s new at the St. Pete Farmer’s Market

Visited old friends and made new ones at the St. Petersburg FL Saturday Market. Our first stop was the Twisted Indian food truck. Kat had the Lamb Korma Naanwich, which she described as perfectly spiced with just the right amount of heat. I had my favorite drink, Mango Lassi, a refreshing cold drink made withContinue reading “What’s new at the St. Pete Farmer’s Market”

James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

On Saturday April 10, 2021, we visited the James Museum to view a traveling exhibit “Go Artfully Wild.” The exhibit showcases Artist for Conservation (AFC)’s International “Nature in Art” exhibit. The exhibit features “60 paintings and sculptures that awaken our responsibility to conserve the diversity and wonder of our natural world.” The exhibit is onContinue reading “James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art”

Trash and Treasure

The tourists are here in full force, so Monday morning is beach cleanup time. We walked from Caddy’s on Sunset Beach up to the Bilmar and back and collected 3 grocery bags of detritus, plastic bottles and toys, beer cans, masks and wipes. Some were thoughtful to put their rubbish in a neat pile. OnceContinue reading “Trash and Treasure”