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Tea. Toast. & Trivia.

By Rebecca Budd

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
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Merril D Smith on A Poet’s Voice
Merril D Smith on A Poet’s Voice
Season 4 Episode 45: Merril D Smith on A Poet’s Voice "frost-specked the grass glistens  in October moonlight, silvered pale…a scurry of mice, ghost-like."  Merril D. Smith, The Moons of Autumn: 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. The Moons of Autumn: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, edited by Colleen M. Chesebro and JulesPaige is a profound exploration of Japanese and American syllabic poetry.  The theme of this journal was influenced by the Harvest, Hunter’s, and Frost moons, which are the names given to the three full moons that transpire during the autumn months.   Within the pages of this poetry collection, the diverse mix of syllabic poetry has ignited my desire to explore a poetic journey. Today, I am delighted that Merril D Smith whose poetry is featured in “The Moons of Autumn” has joined me to give voice to her poetry. Welcome to the series, “A Poet’s Voice”, which brings words of poetry from across the world to your home. Merril D. Smith is a writer, editor, independent scholar, and poet. She is the author and editor of several books. Merril’s poetry is often inspired by the natural world around her. Her poetry has been published by several presses, and she is working on a full-length poetry collection, as well as some smaller collections. In April 2022, Nightingale & Sparrow Press published her first full-length collection, River Ghosts. I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for joining Merril and me on Tea Toast & Trivia to reflect on the beauty of poetic words. Thank you, Merril for sharing your insights on how poetry allows us to describe the world around us in unexpected ways.  I have enjoyed traveling virtually to New Jersey to walk along the Delaware River with you. Listeners, you can meet up with Merril D. Smith on her website Merril D Smith, Amazon and Goodreads.  You are only an internet click away from poetry that enriches the soul. Until next time we meet, dear friends, keep reading and reciting poetry. Safe travels wherever your adventures lead you. Music by:  Claude Signet "No One But Yourself"  https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/l89C9VoigE/ David Celeste "Everyday People" https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/T32oSvAWoI/ Emily Rubye "Remember" https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/KSh4jHCiBF/ #EpidemicSound
20:57
December 05, 2022
Emma Trotter on Lyon in Mourning and the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion
Emma Trotter on Lyon in Mourning and the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion
S4 E44: Emma Trotter on Lyon in Mourning and the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion "The Lyon in Mourning is a collection of Journals, Narratives, and Memoranda relating to the life of Prince Charles Edward Stuart at and subsequent to the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.The formation of this collection was to a great extent the life-work of the Rev. Robert Forbes, M.A., Bishop of Ross and Caithness.” From the Preface, Lyon in Mourning Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I look forward to sharing this moment with you. Dr. Leith Davis, Professor of English at Simon Fraser University is a co-founder of the Department of English’s Master of Arts program with Specialization in Print Culture. She is the Director of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Scottish Studies.  Her current project, which she discussed in a previous TTT podcast, is on The Lyon in Mourning, Memoirs of The Rebellion of 1745. It is a collaboration with the National Library of Scotland and SFU’s Digital Humanities Innovation Lab. Today, I am joined by Emma Trotter, Dr. Davis’s research assistant, to share her thoughts on the Lyon in Mourning project.  Emma is currently finishing up her Undergraduate BA at Simon Fraser University in English and completing her Certificate in Writing & Rhetoric. Her research interests include 17th-century American and Puritan literature, as well as late 18th-century feminist literary criticism. I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting dialogue on Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for joining Emma and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. And a special thank you, Emma, for opening the doors of the past and demonstrating the power of story to influence our lives today. I invite you to meet up with Emma and Dr. Leith Davis at the Centre for Scottish Studies at Simon Fraser University. The Centre, located at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby campus, provides a focal point for faculty, students, and all who are interested in exploring Scottish history and culture and the connections between Scotland and Canada in the contemporary global landscape.  It is a place where the past reaches out to our time and reminds us to live boldly, with courage and hope. Until next time we meet, dear friends, safe travels wherever your adventures lead you. Music by Trabant33 "Dreams of the Brave" #EpidemicSound https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/zhMobBG9tX/
21:06
November 29, 2022
Timothy Price on Music and Creative Endeavour
Timothy Price on Music and Creative Endeavour
S4 E43: Timothy Price on Music and Creative Endeavour Reflections dive deep Into swift waters stilled Winter’s magic ethereal light Walks on water, river sprites Tiptoe under thin light gleaming Watchful sliver moon alone Slips between shadows, darkness Chimeric light leads me home Excerpt from a Walk in Winter by Timothy Price @TimothyPrice 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 traveling virtually to Albuquerque, New Mexico to meet up with my blogger friend, writer, poet, musician, and photographer, Timothy Price. He joins me today for a discussion on music and creative endeavour. I have been following Tim’s blog since my first introduction to him on Resa McConaghy’s blog,  Art Gowns, The Art of Glamorous Fantasy. Tim has a marvelous sense of humour and a love of photography and music.  What I especially appreciated about Tim is that he provides sustained support and encouragement for artistic pursuits. Tim reminds me that creativity opens us to experience a deeper understanding of who we are and how we relate to the world around us. I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for joining Tim and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. And a special thank you, Tim, for a brilliant discussion on music and creative endeavours. I invite meet up with Tim and his friends on his blog Off Centre Not Even.   It is a great place to hang out and listen to music, Until next time, dear friends, safe travels wherever your adventures lead you. Music by Martin Landstrom "(Why are you) Telling Me No."  #EpidemicSound https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/lHsD0R61l1/
24:54
November 21, 2022
The Trio on Living the Dream
The Trio on Living the Dream
S4 42 The Trio on Living the Dream Welcome to tea Toast and Trivia Thank you for listening in! I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I look forward to sharing this moment with you. Today, I am joined by my mother, Frances, and my sister, Sarah, for a discussion on what does it mean to live the dream life. I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation. Frances, Sarah and I look forward to your thoughts on Tea Toast & Trivia! Until next time we meet, safe travels wherever your adventures take you. Music by Howard Harper-Barnes "Memories of Marigold"  #EpidemicSound https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/YldSXDgo21/
15:59
November 08, 2022
D.L. Finn on A Poet’s Voice
D.L. Finn on A Poet’s Voice
S4 E41:  D.L. Finn on A Poet’s Voice blood red trees autumn’s forest glows hunter moon D.L Finn, 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. The Moons of Autumn: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, edited by Colleen M. Chesebro and JulesPaige is a profound exploration of Japanese and American syllabic poetry.  The theme of this journal was influenced by the Harvest, Hunter’s, and Frost moons, which are the names given to the three full moons that transpire during the autumn months.   Within the pages of this poetry collection, the diverse mix of syllabic poetry has ignited my desire to explore a poetic journey.  Today, I am delighted that D.L. Finn whose poetry is featured in “The Moons of Autumn” has joined me to give voice to her poetry. Welcome to the first podcast in the series, “A Poet’s Voice”, which brings words of poetry from across the world to your home. D. L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 she relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to Nevada City, in the Sierra foothills. She immersed herself in reading all types of books but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations include children’s books, adult fiction, a unique autobiography, and poetry. She continues on her adventure with an open invitation to all readers to join her. I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for joining D.L. Finn and me on Tea Toast & Trivia to share the beauty of poetic words. Thank you, D.L. Finn for sharing your insights on how poetry allows us to describe the world around us in unexpected ways. Music by David Celeste "Wake Up with Me"  https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/lNvPapTBle/ Music By Rannar Sillard "Worlds Apart"  https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/DfrxaRrTVW/ #EpidemicSound
16:59
October 24, 2022
Tristan Price and Cary Hubbard on the Project Z Car Revival
Tristan Price and Cary Hubbard on the Project Z Car Revival
S4 E40: Tristan Price and Cary Hubbard on the Project Z Car Revival 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. A few weeks ago, I attended a family wedding in Squamish, British Columbia, the town famous for mountain biking and hiking in summer and snowmobiling and back-country skiing in winter. When we arrived in the parking area of our hotel, we were surprised to find a Red 1993 Suzuki Sidekick JL parked in a nearby parking space.   Even more amazing, when we looked closer, we realized that this was the car that we purchased in 1993.  When we met up with the current owner, we were told that she was the fourth owner of our car. Cars have personal histories, too! Today I am excited that I will be heading back Cary’s Garage for an update on the Project Z Car Revival project.   You will recall that Tim Price from Off Center & Not Even  introduced me to Cary Hubbard from Cary’s Garage a few months ago. Cary picked up a 1980 Datsun 280ZX that he was going to get back on the road.    Today, a special guest is joining Cary and me on TTT.  Tristan Price, the owner of the 1980 Datsun 280ZX, has come to tell the history behind this special car. This is going to be a great discussion so put the kettle on, stop by and add to the conversation. Thank you for joining Tristan, Cary, and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. And a special thank you, Tristan and Cary for the history and update on the legendary 1980 Datsun 280ZX. I have enjoyed this conversation. I invite you to meet up with Cary on his YouTube Channel, Cary’s Garage. This channel is dedicated to Cary’s love of Vehicles. Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles. His cars come from all corners of the globe!  You are only an internet click away from being on an extraordinary road adventure with the Project Z Car Revival. Until next time we meet, safe travel wherever your adventures lead you. Music by Plain Strolls "Leave the Lights On." Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/track/9oOwDuHvGF/
27:15
October 11, 2022
Looking Back with Frances on Farming