Eight Cups of Tea—Indian & Himalayan Butter Tea

After my first tea tasting at Redmond City Hall, I’m really excited to drink some new types of tea. Some people collect Pokémon. I plan to collect ALL THE TEA! (Insert laughter that is attempting to be evil but is really just me saying, “Mwahahahahaha,” here.) Nepalese Tea Although not listed on the original program,… Continue reading Eight Cups of Tea—Indian & Himalayan Butter Tea

Seabeck Haiku Retreat—The Cemetery Walk

My other blog posts about the Seabeck Retreat are here: Part 1 and Part 2.   Saturday night, we are scheduled for a walk to the historic Seabeck cemetery. I’m already aware that there are surprises planned for the walk. (Thanks, Michael Dylan Welch!) I have no idea what those surprises are, but I’m looking… Continue reading Seabeck Haiku Retreat—The Cemetery Walk

Haiku Northwest’s Seabeck Retreat—Part 2

If you’d like to start at the beginning, here is Part 1 of the Seabeck Retreat. Once again, I won’t write about the haiku readings (including the photographing haiku presentation, which was a set of beautiful photographs paired with haiku). I also won’t write about critique sessions. You can look at the schedule for the… Continue reading Haiku Northwest’s Seabeck Retreat—Part 2

Haiku Northwest’s Seabeck Retreat– Part 1

Let me start with the caveat that I can’t summarize this entire retreat for you. It started October 27th and ended October 30th. I stayed busy from breakfast at 8:00 until after midnight each night. I skipped three events—a memorial reading for someone I hadn’t known, a tea ceremony (since I had just been to… Continue reading Haiku Northwest’s Seabeck Retreat– Part 1

Eight Cups of Tea: Chinese & Japanese Traditions

Before I start this post, I have a confession to make: I love tea. Black tea. Oolong tea. White tea. Vanilla rooibos. Jasmine. Herbal teas with the word “breathe” in their names. I can’t remember the last day I didn’t drink tea. The picture for this post? (You may have to go to the main… Continue reading Eight Cups of Tea: Chinese & Japanese Traditions