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 44: Heading into the Library with Dave Astor

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.” Neil Gaiman Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Dave Astor and I are once again  bridging the 3,923 kilometers between New Jersey to Vancouver. Today, we are heading to the library. So, listeners, put…

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…