Idea Exchange: August 5th – August 9th

Monday, August 5th: QUOTE: “THE SURE WAY TO MISS SUCCESS IS TO MISS THE OPPORTUNITY”, Victor Chasles

PLANT PARENTING: EASY WAYS TO MAKE MORE HOUSEPLANTS, VEGETABLES AND FLOWERS, Leslie Halleck

Do you have a passion for houseplants? A desire to grow more tomatoes? Do you want a garden bursting with colorful flowers? No matter what kind of plant fan you are, it’s easy to make more of your favorite plants—and it can be done for free! Plant Parenting is a beginner-friendly introduction to plant propagation. Leslie F. Halleck details the basic tools necessary, demystifies seed starting and saving, and shares easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical techniques for cutting, layering, dividing, and more. She also provides additional information on controlling pests and diseases and transplanting seedlings and cuttings. Charming, richly illustrated, and accessible, Plant Parenting is for anyone looking to make more of their favorite plants.

The Waupun Kiwanis Corn and Bean sale is August 17th at Culvers; $1/lb.  No recipes shared today.

 

 

Tuesday, August 6th: QUOTE: “SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THOSE WHO ONLY LIFT YOU HIGHER”, Oprah Winfry

Diane Nens, an audiologist and nationally recognized hearing health expert will share tips to help reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing loss and share the growing prevalence of hearing loss among  people in their prime ages of 30s, 40s and 50s.

 

Talked with Marianne from LAMERS about the SOUTHERN BELLES tour which departs on September 28th for 10 days, 9 nights. Recipes shared: Greek Butter (for Shrimp), Chimichurri butter (Steak), Red Curry Butter (chicken) and Zucchini Muffins.

 

 

Wednesday, August 7th: QUOTE: “A PERSON WHO HAS NEVER MADE A MISTAKE, HAS NEVER TRIED ANYTHING NEW”, Albert Einstein.   What’s the best mistake you ever made and the positive things you learned from it?

REV UP! BOLD AND DISRUPTIVE STRATEGIES TO REV UP YOUR REVENUE CYCLE, Jayson Yardley

Empowering the Hero’s Journey!Healthcare business and revenue cycle leaders of today are on a hero’s journey! Faster than a speeding surprise bill, distress signals in the form of uncollected patient payments, rising bad debt and surging patient dissatisfaction require immediate attention.As consumerism marches on, patients say all aspects of the clinical and financial healthcare experience determine their satisfaction and loyalty. Trends point to the need for bold and disruptive strategies to not only incorporate optimal financial experiences but widen the ever-tightening bottom line to healthier levels.In Rev Up! Jayson Yardley, in a refreshing and engaging story, shares the secrets you need to bring your revenue cycle from zero to hero, reducing the cost to collect, increasing collections and improving the patients’ financial experience. Each chapter demonstrates new approaches and strategies to challenges and provides bold opportunities for differentiation in the Patient Financial Experience. Chapter questions help you frame the future direction of your hero’s journey.

 

Spoke with Laura from Habitat for Humanity ReStore; Shared “Potato Puff” recipe

Thursday, August 8th: QUOTE: “IT’S NOT WHETHER YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN, IT’S WHETHER YOU GET BACK UP”, Vince Lombardi

DEATH IN THE COVENANT, D.A. Bartley

The Church is facing a demographic crisis like never before. How far will leaders go to grow Mormon families? And how far will they go to keep their plan secret?
Detective Abish “Abbie” Taylor returned to the mountain town of Pleasant View, Utah, hoping for a quiet life. But that hope dissipates when she wakes to an unsettling phone call. Arriving at the scene of a fatal car accident, she discovers that the victim was one of the most beloved leaders of the Church―and an old family friend.

Abbie is skeptical when her father insists the death was not an accident, but in an attempt to patch up their relationship, she takes a few days off from her job as the sole detective in the police department, and heads to Colonia Juárez, a former Latter Day Saints colony in Mexico. There, she uncovers a plan hearkening back to the Church’s history of polygamy. But Abbie knows too well that bringing secrets to light can be deadly.  Abbie realizes with a jolt that her investigation could cost her father his job and possibly get him excommunicated. Time is running out for Abbie to save her father’s position―and her own life―as dark forces close in, and the outlook for Pleasant View turns decidedly unpleasant.

 

Today’s quote is appropriate because the Packers kick off the 2019/2020 season with a preseason game against The Texans. No time to share recipes today.

 

Friday, August 9th: QUOTE: “TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS WONDERFUL”, Armistead Maupin. I get to spend time with my grandson this weekend and next! Always a good thing! Always wonderful!

AMONG THE WONDERS OF THE DELLS, J. Tyler Friedman

More than four million visitors travel each year to the Wisconsin Dells, making it the most economically significant tourist destination in the state. After the first non-Native settlers arrived in the late 1830s, photographers began capturing images of the region. H. H. Bennett marketed his iconic images, some of which exploited the image and history of the Ho-Chunk tribe living in the region, to travel agents who sold them across the United States, encouraging early tourism in the area focused on the untamed nature of the frontier. In the next century, this continued desire for adventure was built into exotic hotel names, water parks, and amusement rides.

This volume provides the first comprehensive photographic history of the Dells, contextualized in essays by celebrated Wisconsin historians. Spanning the earliest extant photos of the area to the works of contemporary photographers, these representations depict the stunning natural landforms, document the development of the area, and explore public perception of the place. Many new and never-before-seen photographs present the interplay of art and tourism that has made the Dells what they are today—sure to delight history enthusiasts and seasonal vacationers alike.

This is more than a “coffee table” book. It has a treasure trove of photos as well as detailed history about Wisconsin Dells. The exhibit is on display at the Museum of Wisconsin Art until September 15th so check out the book, the exhibit -or BOTH!      No time for recipes today.