Sunday, December 27, 2015

Episode 9 - Celebrate!

Word of the Day - Celebrate

Why Leslie thinks it is silly to be offended when someone wishes you a happy holiday.
"Breaking Up Christmas" - An Appalachian tradition
Old Christmas
Appalachian Christmas Folklore
Christmas
When Americans didn't celebrate Christmas
Hanukkah
Kwanzaa
Boxing Day
Yule
Yaida and Mithril
DŇćngzhi Festival

A Little Sweet...

Leslie is working on Quill by Jared Flood from Brooklyn Tweed's Spring Thaw Collection
Hap Shawl history

A Little Tart...

Stories of a West Virginia Family

A celebration of family and childhood in the 50s and 60s in West Virginia.

Quotes:

“When we are content and secure in ourselves, it leaves with having no desire to set ourselves up as superior to anyone else. When we simply celebrate our own individuality we allow others to do the same.” - Angie Karan Krezos

“The role of Cherishing in Bereavement - I think that the key to healthy grieving is to cherish those who have passed on, so that you celebrate their lives and the times you did have together with thankfulness, instead of trying to cling on and wish that things were different. I believe that you should let them go in peace with love, not try to hang on to their spirits, just hold the precious moments gently in your heart.”   - Jay Woodman

A Little Unexpected...

A profound joke and a special Christmas letter.

Your hosts wind things up and Beth gets put on the spot for the word of the day for next time.

Music Attribution
Reverie (small theme)
by _ghost
featuring Pitx
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Episode 8 - Fear

Word of the Day - Fear

The Tragedy of Pearl Harbor, discussion about types of fear, experiences of fear (Beth had several) and phobias.

A Little Sweet...

Leslie has been making fingerless mits and hats!
Stories of a West Virginia Family by the Almonds
Beth tells about the book launch of the book by the Almond siblings, Stories of a West Virginia Family. Also reports on the wonderful activities revolving around the Reynolds Homestead Victorian Christmas.

A Little Tart...

We revisit the book discussed in the last episode, Zealot by Reza Aslan.

Quotes:

"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread." - Alexander Pope

A Little Unexpected...

"Do one thing every day that scares you." - Eleanor Roosevelt

“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.” - Woody Allen

“The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but it is really fear.” - Gandhi

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” - John Lennon

Your hosts wind things up and the discussion leads to the word of the day for next time.

Music Attribution
Reverie (small theme)
by _ghost
featuring Pitx

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