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Blogger.Visual Storyteller.Traveler: Exploring the creative spirit within a dynamic, ever-changing global world. The pursuit of artistic excellence is an essential element of our humanity; it speaks to the soul of our culture and society, allowing us to celebrate our individuality and our togetherness. My goal: to encourage a deep and profound awareness of our personal journeys.

Tea Toast & Trivia Podcast All Rights Reserved © 2019 -2022 by Rebecca Budd

Tea. Toast. & Trivia‪.‬ Rebecca Budd

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Blogger.Visual Storyteller.Traveler: Exploring the creative spirit within a dynamic, ever-changing global world. The pursuit of artistic excellence is an essential element of our humanity; it speaks to the soul of our culture and society, allowing us to celebrate our individuality and our togetherness. My goal: to encourage a deep and profound awareness of our personal journeys.

Tea Toast & Trivia Podcast All Rights Reserved © 2019 -2022 by Rebecca Budd

    Travelling to Halifax with Michelle Hunter

    Travelling to Halifax with Michelle Hunter

    S4 E33: Traveling to Halifax with Michelle Hunter

    Welcome to Tea Toast and Trivia.

    Thank you for listening in.

    Living in the reality of Covid-19, travel has been curtailed, internationally as well as domestically.   While travel is coming back, I have found that virtual travel is possible through the alchemy of technology.

    Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia – “The Virtual Journey” which will explore new horizons through the eyes of a friend.  As Marcel Proust reminds me, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

    Today, I am traveling back to Halifax to meet up with my friend and colleague, Michelle Hunter. Halifax is located in the Maritime Province of Nova Scotia on the Eastern Coast of Canada. Halifax is also the home of my Alma Mater, Dalhousie University, where Michelle and I first met twenty years ago.

    Michelle Hunter is the Acting Director of the Centre for Executive and Graduate Education, Dalhousie University.  She has been a support for hundreds of graduate students over the years offering a compassionate voice, helping students achieve a home-work-study balance.

    Welcome to Halifax!

    Time to put the kettle on and join the conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia. I am your host Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this adventure with you.

    Thank you, Michelle, for an amazing travel adventure. I felt I was in Halifax with you, walking in Halifax Public Gardens.

    Dear listeners, thank you for joining Michelle and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. You can connect with Michelle on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Until next time we meet, safe travels wherever your adventures lead you.



    Music by: Trabant 33 "Dreams of the Brave"  Epidemic Sound

    https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/zhMobBG9tX/

    • 16 min
    Dan Antion Reading “Knuckleheads: Book 1 in the Dreamer’s Alliance Series

    Dan Antion Reading “Knuckleheads: Book 1 in the Dreamer’s Alliance Series

    S4 E32: Dan Antion Reading “Knuckleheads: Book 1 in the Dreamer’s Alliance Series”

    Welcome to Tea. Toast. and Trivia. Thank you for listening in.

    Bookstores, libraries, and coffee shops are great places for book readings. There is something extraordinary about hearing the voice of an author reading their stories. Their voice and intonation are nuanced by the many hours of effort putting pen to paper.  They created the characters, structured the plot, and lived every twist and turn that creates bumps in the storyline.

    Public libraries and bookstores have expanded their reach into a global community. Book readings have gone virtual.  We are learning to embrace technology in new ways.  Welcome the podcast series, “Authors Reading their Books”, which brings authors and their books from across the world to your home.

    I invite you to put the kettle on and join the conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia. I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

    I am delighted that Dan Antion has joined me from Hartford Connecticut as our guest author reading from his freshly published book, “Knuckleheads, the first book in the Dreamer’s Alliance Series. This story introduces the main characters in this series, in which the next two books will follow in late summer and early winter 2022.

    Dan Antion was born outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up and attended college in the area around western Pennsylvania.   As many of you know, Dan has written and published the popular No Facilities blog since 2011. A lifelong interest in writing became a reality after he retired from a successful 42-year-long career in information management.

    This promises to be an exciting event so put the kettle and add to the conversation.

    Thank you for joining Dan Antion and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. Authors reading their Books.

    And a special thank you, Dan, for taking us on an adventure through your book Knuckleheads.  I have enjoyed reading Knuckleheads – Book 1 and look forward to the next two books that will soon to be available.

    Listeners, I invite you to meet up with Dan on his blog, No Facilities, Amazon and Goodreads.

    Until next time, dear friends, safe travels wherever your adventures lead you.

    Music by Bireli Snow "Lightweight" Epidemic Sound

    https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/D6AkAa8fwM/

    Music by Cody Francis "I remember Well" Epidemic Sound

    https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/LhfEcq46IM/

    • 20 min
    Lily Style on the Love Story of Emma, Lady Hamilton & Lord Nelson

    Lily Style on the Love Story of Emma, Lady Hamilton & Lord Nelson

    S4 E31: Lily Style on the Love Story of Emma, Lady Hamilton & Lord Nelson

    Lily Style “Horatia’s Secret” Lady Hamilton, illuminated by the early evening sun, smiled radiantly. “Horatia, my darling, but you are doing so very well. You are walking all by yourself, and so far! Good Lord Nelson will be so proud when I tell him; and I am proud too! God bless you, my darling!  Come here and give me a hug.’ She held her arms wide, encouraging her to toddle further, but caught her as soon as she stumbled, and drew her in close. “Oh, you are such a clever, and very good girl!’”
    Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.

    Thank you for listening in.

    I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

    Lily Style, writer, historian, and genealogist, and I are once again connecting the village of South Brent in Devon, Britain and Vancouver, Canada to discuss the remarkable life and legacy of Emma, Lady Hamilton, the great love of Admiral Lord Nelson.

    Lily is the direct descendant of Admiral Lord Nelson and Emma, Lady Hamilton.  She explores the past to piece together the real human stories lying behind dry facts. She writes regularly for Nelson-related publications. Horatia’s Secret is her first historical novel. And I understand that she is currently writing her next novel, The Tailor Prince.

    I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting dialogue on Tea Toast & Trivia.

    A special thank you, Lily for sharing your insights, your dedication to discovering the stories that have been hidden in the folds of history.

    Listeners, thank you for joining Lily and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.

    I invite you to connect with Lily on her website, Lily Style,  on Amazon,  Goodreads, and Emma Hamilton Society.

    Until next time we meet, dear friends, keep safe wherever your adventures take you.



    Music by Trevor Kowalski "Uphill Aspiration" #EpidemicSound

    https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/E8U9IUJtfs/

    • 21 min
    Valerie Peachey on Time and What is Next is Now

    Valerie Peachey on Time and What is Next is Now

    S4 E30:  Valerie Peachey on Time and What is Next is Now

    Søren Kierkegaard “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
    Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia!

    Thank you for listening in.

    I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

    Oxford Languages defines the word “time” as the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.  The idea of travel through space and time.   It can also be described as a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon.

    And that is only the beginning, for there are many meanings embedded in this 4-letter word.

    I am delighted that Dr. Valerie Peachey has joined me on Tea Toast and Trivia to share her insights on our relationship with time throughout our lives.  Valerie has lived many adventures and continues to add new adventures to her life story.  So put the kettle on and add to this exciting discussion on Tea Toast & Trivia.

    A special thank you, Valerie, for sharing your insights on living in the “now,” embracing our personal adventures, welcoming new challenges, pursuing new sources of meaning and ways in which to give back to our communities both local and global.

    Listeners, thank you for joining Valerie and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.  We would enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas on time and “what is next is now.”

    Until next time, dear friends, safe travels wherever your adventures lead you.



    Music by Francis Well "The Garden Repertoire"  #EpidemicSound 

    https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/On6HBsHBxm/

    • 20 min
    Pete Springer Reading “They Call Me Mom”

    Pete Springer Reading “They Call Me Mom”

    S4 29: Pete Springer Reading “They Call Me Mom” 

    Welcome to Tea Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in.  I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

    Bookstores, libraries, and coffee shops are great places for book readings. There is something extraordinary about hearing the voice of an author reading their stories. Their voice and intonation are nuanced by the many hours of effort putting pen to paper.  They created the characters, structured the plot, and lived every twist and turn that creates bumps in the storyline.

    Public libraries and bookstores have expanded their reach into a global community. Book readings have gone virtual.  We are learning to embrace technology in new ways.  Welcome the podcast series, “Authors Reading their Books”, which brings authors and their books from across the world to your home.  I invite you to put the kettle on and join the conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia.

    I am thrilled to introduce Pete Springer who has graciously agreed to be our guest author reading from his book, They Call Me Mom. Pete is a former elementary school teacher (grades 2-6) in Eureka, California.  He said that he retired in 2016, but from what I have read, he is far from retired.  His passion will always lie with supporting education, kids, and teachers, which is demonstrated by his dedication to lifelong learning.

    Thank you for joining Pete Springer and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. Authors reading their Books.

    And a special thank you, Pete , for giving us insight into They Call Me Mom. You have inspired me, and I know that you have inspired readers and listeners to embrace a creative journey.

    I invite you to meet up with Pete on his blog, Pete Springer, Amazon and Goodreads. It is a place that celebrates the joy of learning.

    Until next time, dear friends, stay safe, be well.



    Music by Trailer Worx "History Among Us" #EpidemicSound

    https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/xXxitkxwMU/

    • 20 min
    Colleen Chesebro on the Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry

    Colleen Chesebro on the Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry

    S4 28: Colleen Chesebro on the Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry



    silver Luna’s soft glow highlights night
    sky echoes stars, hoarfrost lace glints
    upon fallen leaves of gold
    tree shadow skeletons
    shiver in the wind
    autumn rushes
    in the cold
    before
    dawn.

    Colleen M. Chesebro
    Word Weaving # 1: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse



    Welcome to Tea. Toast. & Trivia.
    Thank you for listening in.
    I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.
    I am delighted that writer and poet, Colleen Chesebro, and I are connecting Michigan and British Columbia to discuss the art of current and traditional forms of syllabic poetry.

    Colleen believes that the art of crafting poetry strengthens our writing skills.  In her book, Word Craft: Prose & Poetry: The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry, she writes: “When we create poetry, we gain command of language; cultivate a healthy vocabulary, master literary devices such as metaphor, simile, alliteration, hyperbole, and allegory.  We learn to work in imagery.”

    Is writing poetry open to all of us?  How do we begin a poet’s journey? Where can we find support and encouragement from other poets?  These are the questions that will be discussed today.

    I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia.
    Thank you, Colleen for sharing your insights on how poetry allows us to describe the world around us in unexpected ways.   I am inspired by your final words in your book “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry: The art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry: Be bold. Be creative. Write some syllabic poetry.

    Listeners you can meet up with Colleen on Word Craft Poetry,  Amazon and Goodreads. You are only an internet click away from the first step on your journey of learning the art of syllabic poetry.

    Until next time, keep safe and be well.
    Music by #EpidemicSound

    Sight of Wonders "Hiro"

    https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/EByWyMm3WH/

    Sight of Wonders "Japanese Garden"

    https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/4EexXHllhO/

     

    • 20 min

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