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Weekend Coffee Share, Of Poets And Politics

October 15, 2016 , , ,

If we were having coffee I would invite you to sit down and tell me about your week over your favorite beverage. I am loaded with chai, roiboos, green, white, and herbal teas. For me, this season is perfect for jasmine roiboos. It is floral with a full rich flavor of harvest. Jasmine makes me swoon. Today is the full moon known as the hunter’s moon. There will be a lunar eclipse. With all that drama in the heavens I am sure some stories will be brewing down here on earth.  What is happening in your world?

The story we all want to bring to an end is the election. The population is weary. We can’t take much more of this bickering.  People are short-tempered about everything now.  Any social discourse can end in controversy for no reason.  I spent most of my time this week at home to try to avoid the total breakdown of society.  Of course, this tactic was futile.  I did write a few short poems, trying to get in the swing of a more productive practice as a poet. I am hoping to ease into a poem a day for life without setting a firm discipline…wondering if that will work.  I bid adieu to my Audible account without regret, after my free three-month trial.  Alexa is still able to read any book in my kindle library for which I purchase the audio component. Amazon has also launched a new free trial which I snapped up right away.  Prime members can now pay 7.99 a month for access to the entire catalog of music in the Amazon system.  This is very similar to the Apple music deal I took last year.  I will not keep this one after my free month either.  For the time being I am having Alexa play Bob Dylan songs. She can play his songs all day and never repeat herself.  I am thrilled to fill my home with the works of our new Nobel Prize winner, Bob.  In my youth I memorized all his songs and could play them on the guitar. He was an idol.  He is inspiring me now to practice being a poet.  His early songs are so funny and brilliant.  Many fit perfectly with this election too.  I am so glad he was not a lazy poet like I am.

The healthy trend continues in the kitchen.  We had a tasty walnut spinach nut loaf this week, and I found a recipe for nut crisp crackers I believe will be the bomb.  The only ingredients are ground up nuts of your choice and egg white.  I look forward to rolling some out next week because I think they will replicate those nut crisp commercial crackers I love.  I also discovered that the pesto shortbread dough makes a fine topping for savory cobbler dishes.  I think the nut crackers could go either sweet or savory as a crust on the top to add crunching excitement.  I am planning very nutty meals until all the old nuts have been consumed.  I will let you know what I learn about preparing and eating nuts. We will learn everything there is to know about nuts on November 9.  I wish everyone forbearance and wisdom.

To join the international coffee party this weekend click here.  Read, write, opine with a group of congenial writers of all kinds.

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I think we are all looking forward to November 9th! 🙂 I just pray whichever way it turns out is the right one. I love Bob Dylan and was happy to read the news of his Nobel Prize. Have a great week!

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Kathleen Howell

October 15, 2016

Thanks for tea. I couldn’t agree with you more that your election was over. Watching from the other end of the world we are saddened at the level the tactics in this election has reached and fear into the time after the election as too where these conspiracy theories may lead.
I’m pleased Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize also. His lyrics had a huge impact at the time and like you and many others I know the words by heart.

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It is great to refresh the memory by listening to his songs…I do still know the lyrics…classic stuff.

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Pamela Morse

October 16, 2016

We just ‘unwelcomed’ typhoon Karen and visiting my grandmother for lunch. I haven’t had Jasmine roiboos yet, will try to look for it at our local grocery soon. We don’t have much variety here sadly.
The coffee party sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing the site.
Thanks for tea! Have a great weekend!

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thecoffeebeanbrain

October 16, 2016

Oh dear, I can’t even imagine typhoon weather…I guess you know how to deal with it….Thanks for dropping by during that kind of weather.

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Pamela Morse

October 16, 2016

If any song writer deserves a Nobel it is Bob Dylan. He’s been hitting my playlist a lot, but I haven’t been exclusively Bob as I was exclusively Bowie several months back. And yeah, I’m very tired of this election…..

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trentpmcd

October 16, 2016

Like you I want the election over. It is destroying all our values.

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bettylouise31

October 16, 2016

I can’t take much more, that’s for sure. Poetry and music seems a good balm for this nonsense. Think I’ll enjoy some this afternoon. Have a great week! ~Tara

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Daisy Smiley Face

October 16, 2016

Love Dylan!

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Rosemary Carlson

October 16, 2016

Bob Dylan has an amazing library of music. I am not familiar with anything since the 80’s though and maybe I should sign up for that free month. I dislike the auto-subscribe so I have to mark it on my calendar.
I think your pesto shortbread sounds fabulous
I am tired of the election. I will fill out my absentee ballot and then send it off and mark it complete.

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

October 17, 2016

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