I meet interesting, unique people from all walks of life who share stories, jokes, or simply offer a slice or two of wisdom for their families or communities. I’m always learning and I love it.
I thought, “Why not expand this concept, and share a few slices of life with the global neighborhood?”
And, thus, Conversation Accessories came to be. This is your Happy Hour podcast – pieces of dialogue, snippets of thoughts, jokes, observations, perspectives, etc. – to alleviate your boredom, provide a distraction, kill some time or arm you with some fun and interesting conversation contributions.
Visit with a Hipcamp host
What is a Hipcamp? Basically, think Airbnb, except outside – campsites on private property. Ui Wesley shares the backstory of the Hipcamp at Fortunate Farms in Caspar, California, which includes a community kitchen in an old barn. She also shares tips for those interested in hosting. Download
Without proper care, grave sites – including stones – can fall into disrepair, often due to families moving out of the area, or passing away themselves. Veronica Hamilton of Hamilton’s Grave Care Services shares information on gravestone symbols, types of “grave goods,” and tips on how to correctly maintain gravestones. Download
The world is full of wonderfully diverse flora. Brad Williams of Fort Bragg Carnivores just happens to enjoy the carnivorous ones. Download
Tattoos and history
In the Northern California coastal town of Fort Bragg, the Triangle Tattoo Museum offers visitors – whether the generally curious or those seeking tattoos – interesting exhibits of photographs and artifacts. Owners Madame Chinchilla and Mr. G have authored books and given lectures on all things tattoo. Download
Redwoods and stewardship
“Cutting the burl off redwoods … it’s like cutting off their feet. That’s the source of new roots, to get bigger, to keep growing.” The California Coastal Redwoods were extensively clear cut around the turn of the century. But, thanks to the Redwood League (later Save the Redwoods) and influential individuals, acres of old growth […]
Homeless and their dogs
A dog can be more than a homeless person’s best friend. It provides warmth, protection, and companionship. Troy Williams of RoadDogs Outreach shares his experiences of assisting the homeless to feed and care for their furry friends. Download