Season 2. Episode 7: Fashion, Closets & Organization

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my sister, Sarah, and my mother, Frances, as we consider the idea of fashion, closets and organization. There are many ideas on how to arrange our clothes and declutter our closets.  Join us for a candid discussion on how this…

Season 2. Episode 6: Dave Astor on Connecting via Books

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Today, Dave Astor and I are bridging the 3,923 kilometers between New Jersey to Vancouver. Winter is a time for books, tea, great conversations and more books.  Dave will be sharing his thoughts on how to decide what to read next, how to write…

Season 2. Episode 5: The Cake that Travelled

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. This is a Christmas retrospective conversation that occurred during the December holiday season. Frances, Sarah and I never had time to make this cake, but the story is a profound reminder that traditions keep our families and communities focused on the things that matter…

Season 2. Episode 4: Elisabeth on Ivan Turgenev

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Elisabeth van der Meer from the extraordinary blog, A Russian Affair, has joined me from the far distance of 7,514 km or 4,669 miles. Yes, I am thrilled to report that once again, we are connecting Finland and Canada via Russian Literature. Elisabeth has…

Season 2. Episode 3: Frances on The Art of Sewing

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.  Thank you for listening in. Frances and I are in the sewing room, with the material stacked on one side of the room and on the other, the finished costumes for an upcoming dance performance.  It’s exciting to see the progress, week to week on the colourful tutus and…

Season 2. Episode 2: Martha on Librarians are Awesome

Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia.  Thank you for listening in. Neil Gaiman said “Librarians are the coolest people out there doing the hardest job out there on the frontlines. And every time I get to encounter or work with librarians, I’m always impressed by their sheer awesomeness.” Librarians have awesome, even magical powers.  They…