Sunday, July 25, 2021

It's moving day!

We're pulling up stakes and making a mass migration, though probably not in the way you think. Click the link to see our new base of patron operations  

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Full Steam Ahead

So fun getting to see folks in their Steampunk finery at yesterday's first full-capacity event of 2021!

Lotsa fun stuff to come, and I'm looking forward to it all

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Saturday, June 26, 2021

Halfway through 2021 already. Whoosh!

I don't know about you, but I'm making up for lost time with all manner of fun diversions planned through the remainder of the year. Here's to healthy days and magical nights!

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Cutting through the confusion

Omni? ... Whimsicalidocious? ... Tea Travellers? ... Patreon? ... HUH? Find out how it all fits together in today's fairly brief podcast

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Monday, May 31, 2021

My moment of profundity: Marcin Patrzalek - It doesn't get any better


Today's podcast is laden with raw emotions after a seemingly mundane experience I had that affected me greatly.  I was choked up most of the time and had to cut out lots of redundant gushing. I share it for the sole purpose of bringing a virtuoso artist to the notice of some who may not know of him otherwise.

On May 28 I hung out in a small group Zoom sesh led by a friendly funloving guy who just might be the greatest musician alive. Down the road I may cite the experience as  one of the most profound moments of my life.

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Marcin's official Kashmir video: https://youtu.be/fA3jFMDBiu4

Marcin's Moonlight Sonata: https://youtu.be/6gQ7m0c4ReI

Marcin's Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/marcinguitar

Marcin's website: https://marcinofficial.com

Sunday, May 16, 2021

An explosion of activitea

Events gone wild
The entire Tea Cozy Mysteries series -  FREE for patrons
A new 1880 book series with attendant partea & travel oppurtiniteas
Reader Expeditions for pretty darn valuable prizes
Illusions of the Past ooooooooooooh 

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Bridgerfun

We're deep into event mode, with lots going on including the celebration of some nostalgic favorites

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

A candy-coated evening

Today's Snoring Bulldog podcast is a quicky, with heaping portions of thanks to The Four Seasons Tea Room and classical guitarist Sharan Sacks for making our Chocolat-themed event so enchanting.

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The following was part of an email I sent this morning to those who attended last night's Chocolat event. I'm including it here on the off chance it's useful.

Our umbrella organization that runs everything I do is the far-fetched & fictional Academy of Omniosophical Arts & Sciences. The Tea Travellers Societea is not an actual business. It's just a social group that exists to support tearooms because I want to be able to go to afternoon tea and I need tearooms to stay in business so I can get my fix! Btw, if you're just in it for the tea events, you can get updates on the FestiviTeas page of the travellers site. The travellers have both a "fan" page and group on Facebook, but these days few folks are seeing the posts.The Ocademy has far more followers, but (sadly) even less interaction.
 
Our "genteel arts" nonprofit of sub-atomic proportions (whence monies are gifted to artists in need) is called Whimsicalidocious. (Whimsicalitea underwent an unofficial name change when I got bombarded with emails by tea wholesalers). There are Meetup groups for all 3 entities (Ocademy, Tea, Arts) and events may be posted in more than one group should the theme/interests overlap.

I talk a lot about Patreon. Because of the lack of "reach" and activity on Facebook, I've moved our base of online operations over to the Patreon creatives-patronage platform. There, we post the stuff of greatest note with early access and discounts only afforded through those posts that go directly to your email. Membership starts at $1/month and offers a slew of perqs at the various levels. I'm sometimes asked where one can find audio versions of my whimsical fantasy series. (Mind you, I'm not asked often since no one yet knows about the series since the big Ocademy kick-off didn't get to happen last year ... We'll get there ...) The answer is Patreon! Only there can you get the audio versions. And only through there can you get advance reservations, discounts, and some of the little extras I give out at events.

For those unable to join Patreon, take heart. I've gotten off the dime and have begun sending out a monthly Gnusletter 

Finally, for those who prefer to listen to the drivel I spew instead of read it, my personal Snoring Bulldog podcast usually talks about what's going on before it's in print.