Big Weekly Blend Magazine – June 5-12, 2023



“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” Maud Hart Lovelace

Welcome to the second issue of the new BIG WEEKLY BLEND Variety Magazine! Covering Big Blend’s most recent articles and podcasts, it’s also a companion publication to our Big Weekly Blend Podcast. From roses and butterflies to the great outdoors and foodie trends, this week’s podcast celebrates the national holidays of the month with a big music playlist, and links to themed recipes, articles, books, and podcasts.

June is National Great Outdoors Month, and this issue takes a step out into nature with transformational life coach Shelley Whizin and digs into the gardening season with a spotlight on Woodlake Botanical Garden in California’s Sequoia Country and a fascinating interview with straw bale gardening pioneer Joel Karsten. We also find out about the gray wolf situation in Washington state with author and journalist Eli Francovich.

With this week being the anniversary of D-Day, the Normandy Landings of World War II, Glynn Burrows shares some of the incredible stories of how America set up airfields in Norfolk, England, and best-selling author Craig Nelson talks about his new book, “V is for Victory.” And, in case you missed our Memorial Day programming, we feature the three podcasts with guitarist Brian Tarquin, various innkeepers, and the National Park Trust, who all support our military community through various fundraising efforts and special programs.

The arts are back in full force with concerts and festivals, exhibits, and book signings. Check out travel writer Debbie Stone’s article about her visit to the new Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, and our podcast conversations with musicians and authors who discuss their new work and creative processes. We also highlight the current works on display at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun in Tucson.


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