IDEA EXCHANGE: November 4th – November 8th

Monday, November 4th: QUOTE: “DOUBT KILLS MORE DREAMS THAN FAILURE EVER WILL”, Wally Richardson

CAREERING: THE POCKET GUIDE TO EXPLORING YOUR FUTURE, Tamara Raymond

So you’re a high school or college student who thinks you know what you want to do with the rest of your life. Or maybe you don’t have the first clue about your future. In either case, Tamara S. Raymond’s Careering:The Pocket Guide to Exploring Your Future Career should be at the top of your reading list.

Tamara wrote Careering to help young adults avoid the traps she fell into as a result of struggling to figure out her career path after college. Today, this successful leadership development coach shares her hard-learned lessons to help you quickly identify your passions and strengths so you can find your way in the world of work. “I want you to avoid spending eight years in the wrong jobs like I did,” she says. Young adulthood is the best time to explore, experience, and eliminate possible career paths. Careering will help you do all three–and get you on the path that is right for you!

 

Gave the 5 ways to help your body adjust to Daylight Saving Time; Shared the CELEBRITY DISH from Friday-“Meatball Subs”, submitted by Steven Hill, District Administrator for the Waupun Area School District and I shared the following recipes: Apple Snicker Salad and Heath Bar Salad

Tuesday, November 5th: QUOTE: “WITHOUT FEAR, WE NEVER MEET COURAGE”, from the book FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE

THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE, Rutya Septys

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, unforgettable portrait of love, silence, and secrets amidst a Spanish dictatorship.

Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into the country under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. Photography–and fate–introduce him to Ana, whose family’s interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War–as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel’s photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.  Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history’s darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence–inspired by the true post-war struggles of Spain.

Shared the Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly Recipe of the week: Easy Cheesy Mostacciolli and talked with Marianne from LAMERS about the Alaskan Exploration tour in July 2020.

Wednesday, November 6th: QUOTE: “IT’S NOT WHAT YOU LOOK AT THAT MATTERS, IT’S WHAT YOU SEE”, Henry David Thoreau

I shared the 5 ways to combat illegal robocalls; what planets will be visible this month (and when) and the following recipes: Cinnamon Nuts and Cranberry Brie Bites. We also had a listener ask about the differences between yams and sweet potatoes. Someone called to say that although they are pretty much interchangeable in recipes sweet potatoes have more antioxidants, beta carotene and other healthy benefits over yams.

 

Thursday, November 7th:

According to Bruce Springsteen, I guess you could say my guest today in STORY SPOTLIGHT was “Born to run!” Dr. Mark Barrette has been a dentist in Beaver Dam for over 30 years (recently retired) and has been competing in Marathons, Iron Man Races, off road biking and now Fat Tire Biking. Hear his story today and find out how he got his grandchildren interested in competing.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 8th: QUOTE: “WHEN YOU CAN’T FIND THE SUNSHINE, BE THE SUNSHINE!”

GRANDMOTHERING: BUILDING STRONG TIES WITH EVERY GENERATION, Kathleen Starren Berger

Contemporary grandmothers are often marginalized from extended family life because social institutions and grandmothers themselves do not understand that they could be vital for working parents, for overactive children, for suicidal youth, indeed for many of the problems of modern grandchildren.

The genetics and hormones of older women have designed them to be vital family members, with patience and perspective that come with age and experience. In addition, biology helps directly via menopause. The grandmother hypothesis explains that human women, unlike almost any other living creature, experience decades of life after menopause, in order to make grandmothers available to their descendants.

Kathleen Berger explores he role of grandmothers in the lives of their grandchildren. She uses real life examples to illustrate how grandmothers can best integrate themselves into the lives of their children’s families without overstepping. She explores the particular needs of each stage of childhood as they relate to grandmother involvement and input.