Idea Exchange: April 16 – April 20

Monday, April 16th:

TODAY IS: Eggs Benedict, Day of the Mushroom, wear your Pajamas t work, National Stress Awareness

 

Tuesday, April 17th:

MARCEL’S LETTERS: A FONT AND THE SEARCH FOR ONE MAN’S FATE, Carolyn Porter

A graphic designer’s search for inspiration leads to a cache of letters and the mystery of one man’s fate during World War II.

Seeking inspiration for a new font design in an antique store in small-town Stillwater, Minnesota, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across a bundle of letters and was immediately drawn to their beautifully expressive pen-and-ink handwriting. She could not read the letters—they were in French—but she noticed all of them had been signed by a man named Marcel and mailed from Berlin to his family in France during the middle of World War II.

As Carolyn grappled with designing the font, she decided to have one of Marcel’s letters translated. Reading it opened a portal to a different time, and what began as mere curiosity quickly became an obsession with finding out why the letter writer, Marcel Heuzé, had been in Berlin, how his letters came to be on sale in a store halfway around the world, and, most importantly, whether he ever returned to his beloved wife and daughters after the war.

Marcel’s Letters is the incredible story of Carolyn’s increasingly desperate search to uncover the mystery of one man’s fate during WWII, seeking answers across Germany, France, and the United States. Simultaneously, she continues to work on what would become the acclaimed P22 Marcel font, immortalizing the man and his letters that waited almost seventy years to be reunited with his family.

TODAY IS: Cheese Ball, Ellis Island History, BLAH! BLAH! BLAH!, Daffy Duck’s Birthday

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 18th:

TODAY IS: Animal Crackers, Paul Revere, Yankee Stadium-1923, Pet Owners

10:30-11am GARDEN DOCTOR program with DICK ZONDAG of JUNG’S GARDEN CENTER

 

Thursday, April 19th:

WISCONSIN STATE PARKS: EXTRAORDINARY STORIES OF GEOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY, Scott Spoolman

Hit the trail for a dramatic look at Wisconsin’s geologic past.

The impressive bluffs, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes of Wisconsin’s state parks provide more than beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities. They are windows into the distant past, offering clues to the dramatic events that have shaped the land over billions of years.

Author and former DNR journalist Scott Spoolman takes readers with him to twenty-eight parks, forests, and natural areas where evidence of the state’s striking geologic and natural history are on display. In an accessible storytelling style, Spoolman sheds light on the volcanoes that poured deep layers of lava rock over a vast area in the northwest, the glacial masses that flattened and molded the landscape of northern and eastern Wisconsin, mountain ranges that rose up and wore away over hundreds of millions of years, and many other bedrock-shaping phenomena. These stories connect geologic processes to the current landscape, as well as to the evolution of flora and fauna and development of human settlement and activities, for a deeper understanding of our state’s natural history.

The book includes a selection of detailed trail guides for each park, which hikers can take with them on the trail to view evidence of Wisconsin’s geologic and natural history for themselves.

TODAY IS: Garlic, Amaretto

 

 

Friday, April 20th:

DETOX YOUR HOME: A GUIDE TO REMOVING TOXINS FROM YOUR LIFE AND BRINGING HEALTH INTO YOUR HOME, Christine Dimmick

Cancer affects 1 in 2 persons, and nearly everyone has an autoimmune-related disease or allergy. We live in a world where the incidence of illness grows as fast as the GDP. Industrialization has created a world that puts products before human and environmental health. Exercise and eating right is not enough. In this rapidly growing world, our resources are depleting along with our health and the public sees and feels this daily.

Health and Wellness speaker, advocate and Good Home Company Founder, Christine Dimmick, takes a deep dive into the toxins found in our very own homes, and how you can limit your exposure and take control of your own health. Detox Your Home addresses all of these issues – from clothing to food to the cleaning products used every day in homes just like yours. Dimmick unveils what manufacturers won’t, so you can avoid exposing yourself and your family to the hidden toxins eating away at America’s health and wellness. Detox Your Home is the essential go-to book for how to live a life of wellness, and will show you how to improve – in every part of your life.

TODAY IS: Food, Pienapple Uside Down Cake, Lima Bean Respsect, Make a quilt, Cuckoo, Look Alike Day, Volunteer Recognition