My podcast

You may not remember – I know I had kind of forgotten about it – that a couple of months ago, I was asked to interview with someone from Workamper News who does podcasts for Workampers. Yesterday, I got an email from him with a link to the completed podcast. I wrote to ask if I could share it on my website and he just gave me permission to do so. Hopefully, this will work for you…

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The Longest Day

At lunchtime today, I had a video chat with Cari Josephson from the Alzheimer’s Association (AA). She had been given my name after I contacted the Association to make a proposal for a fundraiser for them. As it turns out, they have a fundraiser day on the summer solstice every year where people do something in whatever part of the country they’re in to try to raise money for the AA. Cari helped me register to participate and told me that I can do my fundraiser all year if I want, which is what I plan to do.

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“You’re perfect, Mark!”

Checking back in my blogs, it was July 17th when Mark and Merih bought a used car for Merih.  However, the car needed a bunch of work on it.  Mark has been spending evenings and weekends on it, and a couple of times on his day off, Merih has come over to help.  It was obvious last time, though, that Merih was beginning to give up hope of ever getting to drive it this summer. Continue reading

Hats 4 Hope

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “Africa”?  For me, it’s heat.  I think of savannahs and jungles and deserts.  But apparently, it can also get quite cold.  Mothers and newborns have been dying of hypothermia in Tanzania.  Karen Klemp and Jane Krogstad have started a program called Hope 2 Others to put together kits of things to help mothers and babies survive, including warm hats.  Nancy Zieman, a famous quilter, is encouraging others to help by making heart-shaped hats from this pattern that you can print off your computer:  http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Hope-2-Others-Heart-Shape-Hat-Pattern.pdf.
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