Author Archives: Cynthia

Farm Reflection Pt. 3

This is my farm plan based on my presentation for the Urban Farming class at the UW. I consider this project to be a starting point for my exploration in urban farming and gardening. It is a summary of what I’ve learned and observed this spring. 

Farm Reflection Pt. 4

I’m starting to wonder if Seattle is becoming one big urban farm. There are so many opportunities to get involved in the urban farming community. This spring, I visited several of the farms, gardens and P-Patches that I’ve been hearing and reading about.

Honkin’ & Coffeeneurin’

I completed the 6th Annual Coffeeneuring Challenge this fall. What is Coffeeneuring, you ask? Coffeeneuring is a play on the concept of Randonneuring. Originated by the folks at Chasing Mailboxes, the Coffeeneuring Challenge is an informal cycling endeavor for people who enjoy riding a bike and drinking coffee. 

Honkin’ Like a Butterfly

I recently got a message via Facebook from my high school friend Terrie Ocker (now Terrie Barrow). She said that the coverage of Muhammad Ali’s death made her think of me. My initial response was “Really? Why?” but before I hit send, I realized why she would associate me with Ali.

Honkin’ on Pro Zeca

Not Prozac. Pro Zeca…a tune by Victor Assis Brasil. This is from my performance at Jazz Vespers in Seattle. Here I’m playing tenor sax with Dean Schmidt (electric bass), Jeff Busch (drums), and Julio Jauregui (piano). Vocalist Adriana Giordano was also on this concert and I’ll post some of those videos soon.

Honkin’ on the Flute

I’m enjoying playing the flute again and doing it on my terms with few expectations. The pure tone and free-blowing breath of playing the flute makes it a fun, meditative exploration. It is an alternative challenge to playing the saxophone since