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Roncy’s Blue Plate

We considered swing dancing last night, but it was too hot to go to our favourite Dovercourt House. They don’t have air conditioning, and dancing swing in this humid heat is too much. We were even happier with the decision … Continue reading

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Alternative Grounds: Community

On a day when I had asked myself – on my way to Alternative Grounds – “Why am I doing this every morning?” I received the answer yet again – large. At 7 a.m., I had a moving and inspiring … Continue reading

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Today at Alternative Grounds

Today at my favourite cafe, I cuddled my youngest friend; I heard a range of opinions on the Euro; learned that a friend/server got an acting role she had wanted, and that Thursday there will be a live-music fund-raiser for … Continue reading

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“Third Place” beauty…

My “third place”* is – as ee Cummings said – “a thing of beauty and a joy forever”.  The flow of people, every shape, size, colour and persuasion, in a rainbow of humanity, is like lying down in a garden … Continue reading

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Alternative Grounds is 17!

Happy birthday, Alternative Grounds and Linda – its wondrous proprietor.   She is handing out delicious cake made by Sweets From the Earth, and incredibly, the cake is  moist and truly delicious,  even to yours truly, a non vegan. The … Continue reading

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The upside of gentrification…

For me, gentrification means that I am spoiled.  I really have no need to leave the neighbourhood as everything I could want is just a walk from home. There is my already mentioned favourite restaurant, The Blue Plate, where they … Continue reading

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The ‘new world’ in Roncy

In my favourite café, I am daily surrounded by signs of the new world. This new world is represented partly by ‘smart phones’, partly by open laptops, and partly by the sheer number of people dropping in for coffee – … Continue reading

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