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…

Season 2 Episode 46: The Trio on Milestones

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in.   I am joined by my mother, Frances, and my sister, Sarah, to share our thoughts on milestones.  What are they?  When to they occur?  How do we remember and celebrate these pivotal moments? So put the kettle on and add to the conversation. …

Season 2 Episode 45: Brian on Fear of Missing Out

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in! I am you host, Rebecca Budd and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.  Today,  I’m heading over the Canadian Rockies to St. Albert, Alberta. Brian, my brother, has come back to continue the conversation  on embracing a greater journey. In…

Season 2 Episode 43: Elizabeth Gauffreau on Tanka Poetry

Wilderness Tanka snowy wildernesscold winter sun, soaring treesa small lone figurefor a time she stood fearlessmy protector, my mother Elizabeth Gauffreau, Tanka Poetry Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am delighted and thrilled  that my dear friend,  writer and poet, Elizabeth Gauffreau, has come back to share her insights…

Season 2 Episode 42: Elisabeth on The Eugene Onegin Challenge Finale

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. “We still, alas, cannot forestall it This dreadful ailment’s heavy toll; The spleen is what the English call it, We call it simply, Russian soul.” Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin Elisabeth Van Der Meer from the extraordinary blog, A Russian Affair, has once again joined…