Season 2 Episode 52: Martha’s Story

Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia! Thank you for listening in. My sister asked a painter to paint this from the picture. Front view of threshing. The tractor with a large belt on the power takeof ran the thresher. The grain bin on left was where grain was augered into from thresher the straw was…

Season 2 Episode 51: The Trio on Dunbar’s Number

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in.   Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.  What better time than today to discussion the idea of friendship? I am joined by my mother, Frances, and my sister, Sarah, to consider Dunbar’s number, which is a theoretical limit to the number of people with…

Season 2 Episode 50: Klausbernd Vollmar on Colours of Life

“Every colour has its personality and a different impact on us. Colour sends out a vibration like every person does. This vibration interferes with that of its onlooker. That’s why we like certain colours and dislike others even if this is mostly unconsciously.” Klausbernd Vollmar, Scientific Psychologist, Author Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia.  Thank…

Season 2 Episode 49: Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene on Writing Steampunk

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I just finished reading a riveting tale of an old lost Valentine and the shenanigans that ensue when it turns up. The intrepid, Fiona Finch, and her brother Steele – along with a helping “wing” from Quellie the duck, work to bring two long…

Season 2 Episode 48: Mary Jo Malo on a Poet’s Calling

A word has powerWhether mined bydemagoguesfor controlor carved into stonefor memorialIt can carry usinto exileFrom ourselvesFrom our homesA word can steelthe heartor build an edificeof faith in the futureIt sifts or unitesand definesYetdestroy the wordYou stealtime. Mary Jo Malo, Stele Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in! I am your host,…

Season 2 Episode 47: Tides of Change with Joan Dunnett

It is May 1704, and we are at sea just off the east coast of Scotland…. “James Lightfoot didn’t want to be put ashore at Figgate Whins. It was a dangerous place. He might be robbed of his remaining few possessions. He waited on the deck of the merchantman while the crew loaded bundles onto…