THE IDEA EXCHANGE: May 13th – May 17th

Monday, May 13th: QUOTE: ‘KNOWING WHAT’S RIGHT DOESN’T MEAN MUCH UNLESS YOU DO WHAT’S RIGHT”, Wally Richardson

IN CONVERSATION: ROWAN WILLIAMS AND GREG GARRETT

How is God speaking into our lives today? How do Christians discern what they’re being called to do? How do literature and culture intersect with the Scriptures and our tradition? And what might the work of the artist teach us about both spiritual practice and the vocational tasks of preaching and teaching? Be a fly on the wall and listen in as dear friends–one who happens to be the past Archbishop of Canterbury, the other, “one of the Episcopal Church’s most engaging evangelists” (Barbara Brown Taylor)–discuss their longtime passions and shared interests.

In this new volume of the “In Conversation series,” Rowan Williams and Greg Garrett talk about friendship, the Church, the gift of great novels, the importance of Shakespeare, the art of writing poetry and fiction, the preaching event, engaging popular culture, the relationship between faith and politics, the practice of prayer, and the necessity of sacred community, modeling for us in the process both the vanishing art of conversation and an active engagement with faith, culture, and real life.

 

We talked about frog jumping, what your favorite pie is, what kind of apples are best for baking pies, new food products that Marilyn brought in, 3 sisters garden (corn, beans, squash), and why it works and upcoming Radiothon events. Recipes: Quick Cheddar Biscuits, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Strawberry Gazpacho, Roasted Strawberry Bruschetta

TODAY: Apple Pie, Fruit cocktail, Tulip, Windmill, cough Drop, Astronomy, Mother Ocean, I just called to say “I Love You”, Stamp out Hunger, Native American

 

 

Tuesday, May 14th: QUOTE: “WE DON’T REMEMBER DAYS, WE REMEMBER MOMENTS”, Rabbi Daniel Cohen from his book, “What will they say about you when you’re gone?’

AN INVISIBLE THREAD, Laura Schroff

From New York Times bestselling authors Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski comes the young readers edition of an unbelievable memoir about an unlikely friendship that forever changed the lives of a busy sales executive and a hungry eleven-year-old boy.

On one rainy afternoon, on a crowded New York City street corner, eleven-year-old Maurice met Laura. Maurice asked Laura for spare change because he was hungry, and something made Laura stop and ask Maurice if she could take him to lunch.

An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between an eleven-year-old boy and a busy sales executive; a heartwarming journey of hope, kindness, adventure, and love—and the power of fate to help us find our way.

TODAY: Buttermilk Biscuit, Marshmallow Fluff, Crazy, Motorcycle, Race for the Cure, Third Shift Workers, Dance like a Chicken, Star Wars-(George Lucas was born)

 

We talked about the chicken dance, buttermilk biscuits, underground American, cast iron skillets and glass stove tops. Recipes: Rhubarb Cake, Perfect Summer Fruit Salad and Frozen Strawberry Lemonade.

 

 

Wednesday, May 15th: QUOTE: “BE TOUGH-MINDED BUT TENDER-HEARTED”, Jerry Rechek’s “Rules to Live By”

THE DAD LAB: 50 AWESOME SCIENCE PROJECTS FOR PARENTS AND KIDS, Sergei Urban

The ultimate collection of DIY activities to do with your kids to teach STEM basics and beyond, from a wildly popular online dad.

In this mind-blowing book, Sergei Urban takes the challenge off-screen with fifty step-by-step projects, including some that he has never shared online before. Each activity will go beyond the videos, featuring detailed explanations to simplify scientific concepts for parents and help answer the hows and whys of their curious children. Learn how to: explore new fun ways to paint; make slime with only two ingredients; defy gravity with a ping-pong ball; produce your own electricity, and more!

With TheDadLab, parents everywhere will have an easy solution to the dreaded “I’m bored” complaint right at their fingertips!

 

We talked about Chocolate chips, and sea monkeys. Recipes: Patriotic Whoopie Pies, and Melting Potatoes.

TODAY: Chocolate Chip, Dinosaur, Nylon Stockings, Over the Rainbow, Day of Families, Employee Health and Fitness

10:30-11AM: GARDEN DOCTOR PROGRAM with DICK ZONDAG of JUNG’S GARDEN CENTER

 

 

Thursday, May 16th: QUOTE: “CHARACTER IS LIKE A TREE AND REPUTATION LIKE A SHADOW. THE SHADOW IS WHAT WE THINK OF IT, THE TREE IS THE REAL THING.” Abraham Lincoln

TINKER ACTIVE WORKBOOK, Nathalie Le Du

Tinker, make, and engineer to learn through play! With TinkerActive Workbooks, learning leaps off the page and into the real world. Start with interactive and entertaining exercises that cover the essential kindergarten math and problem-solving skills. Then, apply what you’ve learned in exciting hands-on tinkering, making, and engineering activities that utilize only common household materials. Plus, the charming cast of characters, the MotMots, guide kids through every new concept with cheer and humor. Once you’ve completed the workbook, unbox a collectible magnet hidden in the back cover!

Vetted by award-winning educators, TinkerActive Workbooks are designed for all learners. They build your child’s fundamental math skills AND inspire them to try new things, discover new skills, and imagine new possibilities.

 

 

We talked about Sea  Monkeys, baking cookies on rainy days and sharing with your neighbors, growing basil, blue moon on Saturday. Recipes we shared: Coquille St. Jacques, One Skillet Savory Beef Tips and Gravy.

TODAY: Coquilles St. Jacques, Spam, Biographers, Nike, Wear purple for Peace, Spaghetti-O’s

 

Friday, May 17th: QUOTE: “OUR GREATEST FREEDOM IS THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE OUR ATTITUDE”, Vicktor Frankl, Holocaust Survivor

We talked about favorite pizza toppings; biking to work, endangered species, pack rats, walnuts, LEGO history, carousels, played the “Sir Knight” game with John and shared tricks to improve your life. Recipes: Cherry Cobbler, Creamy Coleslaw, Rhubarb Bread

TODAY: Cherry cobbler, Pack Rat, Child Safety, First Kentucky Derby, Turn Beauty inside out, Merry Go Round (1620)