Monday, November 11th: QUOTE: “EDUCATION IS THE ONLY THING THAT CAN NEVER BE TAKEN AWAY FROM US”, Tadeusz Haska
HOW LANGUAGES SAVED ME: A POLISH STORY OF SURVIVAL, Tadeusz Haska and Stephanie Naumann (his granddaughter)
“When I was arrested my whole world crumbled. I knew that leaders of political parties had been arrested, and never heard from again. My only chance at survival was to find a way to escape from the jail.”
Orphaned in Poland at the age of thirteen, Tadeusz “Tad” Haska survived World War II on the run, narrowly evading the Nazis every step of the way. After the war, he daringly escaped jail by the Soviet Secret Police, fled to Sweden and launched an elaborate plan to smuggle his wife in a coffin on an all-male naval ship. Discover how Tad’s knowledge of nine languages helped him survive in the face of unspeakable adversity.
We talked “turkey”: what size turkey to buy for the number of people you’ll be serving (including leftovers because EVERYBODY loves Thanksgiving leftovers, don’t they?) and also the best way to cook mashed potatoes. Also, a few tips from AAA regarding winter driving. And a recipe for Hazelnut Kisses.
Tuesday, November 12th: “THE BEST WAY TO GET SOMETHING DONE, IS TO BEGIN”, Annonymous
THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH
LOYALTY AND SACRIFICE: USHERING NEW HORIZONS FOR BUSINESS LEADERS IN THE DIGITAL AGE, Ragu Kale
Loyalty and Sacrifice are inseparable. In the case of war heroes and employees, sacrifice is well recognized and celebrated. In the case of customers, the question is: are customers capable of sacrifice? This book proposes a holistic and uniform definition of loyalty and embraces its hidden facets to re-define customer loyalty. It provides a new framework with four axioms of loyalty and four L&S Principles supported by over 30 true accounts. A new concept of Latency Factors, based on cognitive bias and mental patterns, that identifies the blind spots in our thinking, is also introduced in this book. The relevance of this book is timely as the world is witnessing rapid digital progress. Only if basic definitions are precise, can advanced algorithms be useful for worthwhile human progress.
We checked in with Marianne at LAMERS. Talked about the Nova Scotia Maritimes. Remember the extra discount on all tours ends this Friday, 11/15. Talked about the 10 mistakes we make when using a slow cooker; I gave a few more tips on getting your car prepped for winter weather. Recipes shared: Spicy Cowgirl from Ree Drummond and Slow cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
Wednesday, November 13th: QUOTE: “SUCCESS IS GETTING WHAT YOU WANT. HAPPINESS IS WANTING WHAT YOU GET”, Dale Carnegie
Talked with Chris Sell of TRILLIUM about soft window treatments and I shared a recipe for 4-Flavor Slab Pecan Pie. It is posted on Daily Dodge so you can try it before or during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. You can serve up Apple, Pecan, Cranberry and Chocolate Pie all in one dish. Check it out!
Thursday, November 14th: QUOTE: “HAPPINESS IS LETTING GO OF WHAT YOU THINK YOUR LIFE IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE AND CELEBRATING IT FOR EVERYTHING THAT IT IS”.
SPRINKLES, Kate Stempel
Sky, a young baker extraordinaire, is selling her famous cupcakes to raise money for the local animal shelter where she found her beloved dog, Cocoa. Everyone is crazy about Sky’s cupcakes. Everyone, that is, except Mr. Conway. Can Sky and Cocoa help a lonely elderly man find a reason to smile again? Join Sky and Cocoa as they explore how the smallest gestures in life can sometimes have the greatest impact and how friendship comes in all shapes and sizes.
Mini cupcakes, mini trees, and mini moments combine to form the perfect recipe for life lessons as Sky and Cocoa learn about the power of friendship, responsibility, and what it means to give back to the community. Sprinkles will delight girls and boys by teaching them to imagine, smile, and show compassion….
We spoke with Laura at HABITAT RESTORE; and I shared the recipe for 3-Ingredient Sheet Pan Peanut Blossoms. A very easy version of the perennial Christmas favorite: Peanut Butter Blossoms.
Friday, November 15th: QUOTE: “IT ISN’T MUCH GOOD HAVING ANYTHING EXCITING, IF YOU CAN’T SHARE IT WITH SOMEBODY”, Winnie the Pooh
STORY SPOTLIGHT: Man of many talents…and who also knows SANTA!
Tom Heffron was my guest in STORY SPOTLIGHT today. He has 20 rooms of toys! and has been collecting them for many years. Toys help us remember the good parts of our childhood and also make us smile when we reminisce about that favorite toy, book, game or stuffed animal. His house is open to any and all-just email him at: bdtoyman.com to schedule a visit. Two rules: 1. you must select at least ONE toy to take with you AND 2. you cannot return any toy! (This is wife Judy’s rule!). Listen “on-demand” at DailyDodge.com to hear the complete interview. Today’s quote is a perfect example of who Tom is. He shares his time, talent and treasures with so many-every single day!