another flight over seattle – but this time, eric is flying! a great experience, highly recommended for those who have flying on their bucket list of life experiences, and perhaps for those considering pursuing this in their future. and oh so wonderful because passengers are allowed to share the experience with their loved ones (and with spectacular scenic views)! can’t believe it’s just like that – a 10-minute ground instruction, then up in the air for an hour all over seattle!
our instructor was knowledgeable, friendly, easy-going and really shared in the experience – with a surprise or two throughout thrown in from his controls.
flight instruction – wings aloft in a cessna single-engine aircraft
i recently volunteered for farestart – a really fantastic organization here in seattle. farestart offers a culinary job training program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals, and so much more – an all-encompassing & engaging organization – it’s hands-on culinary training, classroom & skills training, job search training with shelter food deliveries, catering and food prep contracts with local businesses and also a youth barista training program at the farestart cafe.
the training program itself is 16-weeks and students begin in a kitchen for prep and cooking mass-quantity food for various shelters in seattle where these meals are delivered and served every day of the week at these shelters. from there, students progress through the kitchens from daily lunches for staff and fellow students to the restaurant kitchen.
farestart is also a restaurant for weekday lunches and thursday guest chef night dinners. thursday evenings feature a guest chef who volunteers his/her time and resources to work with the students to prepare and serve a 3-course meal. these guest chef nights are also nights to celebrate the graduating students of that week.
the chef and students i worked with are awesome – go-getters & life-changers with positive attitudes in a really supportive environment.
the round, a really wonderful collaborative artistic showcase of talent. a casual, intimate & inspiring experience. truly appreciative of the talents and collaboration that happens here among a variety of forms of art.
3 musician/song-writers, poet & visual artists
march 13 2012 – round 82
songwriters: debbie miller, pepper proud, sean mcgrath w/ mike zhang, violinist
slam poet: matt gano
live painters: eddy lee (!), christa pierce