Birthday Giveaway: Seattle Loves Persephone!

I am one of several Seattle/Western Washington Persephoneers, and I have to say, we do love P-Mag. How best to show some love except to participate in the birthday giveaway? Amirite? Read More Birthday Giveaway: Seattle Loves Persephone!

Is Fair Trade a Fair Deal?

I am a hippy, dippy, long skirt and Birkenstock wearing, soap making, farmer’s market shopping, non-profit working, dyed in the wool, bleeding heart liberal.

I also love to shop. And I love to eat. And I enjoy my cushy life. But, do I enjoy my cushy life to the detriment of others?

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Book Review: “A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola” written/illustrated by Ricardo Cortés

In light of the recent marijuana legalization passed in Colorado and Washington, one can find many parallels to the legislation covered in A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola by Ricardo Cortés. While I write this, I am drinking my third cup of coffee, and were this 16th century Turkey, just owning the beans would be punishable by death.

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We Try It! Five Minutes in the Morning

I’m a semi-morning person in that I understand and appreciate that getting up a little earlier–early enough to take your time with your morning routine–makes the start of the day so much better. And yet I just like sleep so much. There are plenty of nights I head to bed not because I’m tired, or because I’m not enjoying what I’m doing, but just because I want that wonderful feeling of snuggling under the covers and turning out the light. (Yeah, I’m pretty much five.) Read More We Try It! Five Minutes in the Morning