Today, August 28, 2017, marks the Qixi Festival, a tribute to love often called Chinese Valentine’s Day. The Festival originated during the Han Dynasty to commemorate the Tale of the Cowherd and the Weaver. There are several versions of the story which goes like this. The Queen of Heaven had seven daughters who were bored
Articles from Month August 2017
Coffee: Stimulant or Hindrance?
Considering our craze for gourmet coffee, you probably know coffee is more than a flavored beverage made by adding ground, roasted coffee beans to boiling water. Coffee is part of western culture and has been since Pasqua Rosee opened The Turks Head in 1652. Rosee, originally from Smyrna in the Ottoman Empire, advertised coffee’s many
“Should I Kill Myself, or Have a Cup of Coffee?” – Albert Camus
Calliope, Muse of Eloquence and Epic Poetry just highjacked my blog for the second time. Last time she led me to scandal when I wanted to write about washing machines. This morning I expected to write about the social ritual known as “Morning Coffee.” “No, No,” Calliope said wagging her finger and pointing at my
Farewell to Summer
I sometimes think, if fact I pretty much know, that though I may hold a summer ideal analogous to a surfer at sunset after a hard day in the sea, it’s not the norm for most people. In my mind’s nostalgia for “the good old days,” summer was a time noted for a complete lack