The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado Two of my favorite things about the Last Tuesday poetry group are getting to meet the authors and the unpredictability of the events. They’re always chock full of surprises, from side-splitting humor to incredible poetry and everything in between. March was no exception for us. It started with a near last-minute change […]

Guilt in our Pockets: Poems from South India

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado   Braving the winter chill and the rain, I found a friendly face waiting in the Starbucks café at Barnes and Noble. It was Tuesday, the last Tuesday, and soon poets and poetry lovers would be gathering for the open mic session that evening. Fortune favors the bold and it certainly did! […]

Translation: An Odyssey to Forgiveness

By Danielle Champiet-Coronado Forgive: the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense: letting go of negative emotions. The road to forgiveness can be difficult and tumultuous, but no other road is more worthwhile to travel. It’s how we cross over to peace and happiness […]

Freedom of the Press Foundation

If you want to be well-informed, https://freedom.press/ is where you go. Great, well-researched articles from some of the most intelligent minds and best of all, they bow to no one! News and information in their purest forms.  Board members and founders include Jeff Perry Barlow, John Cusack, Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald to name a […]

Symphony In The Park

Written by Danielle Champiet-Coronado  This past Thursday I went to see a good friend of mine and gifted musician, Denise Uhde-Friesen, play with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Esther Short park. A soul for music and fingers blessed by the gods, Denise can make a $50 violin sound like a Stradivarius. The City of Vancouver holds […]