By Julie Parker
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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.
||CleanTattoos 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||12/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRedwoods 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. Bu||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomeless 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||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRainbow Family and National Forests||Meet Scott, a member of the Rainbow Family, who feed the hungry and homeless, and gather in our country’s beautiful national forests. Download||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVeteran comic and V.A.||Navy veteran Jason Mack shares his story about the horrors of the Veterans Administration in seeking medical help, and channeling his dark place into a comedy set. Download||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFairy Tales and hope||“People do not cherish each other the way they should.” “Fairy Tales for Life; A Collection of Fourteen Original Short Stories” recently won first place in the Children’s Book category at the San Francisco Book Festival. Aut||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching incarcerated youths and insights||M.L. Edson, author of “Not Even A Shadow,” shares her experiences as a teacher in a youth correctional facility. Download||12/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShades of Blue and depression||“Hope” can be a foreign concept to those in the midst of severe or suicidal depression. Yet, the book “Shades of Blue” offers just that – hope. Thirty-five essays written by individuals with different backgrounds and historie||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharles Mitchell Vineyards and pizza||In the picturesque Sierra Foothills in Northern California, irascible adventurer Charles Mitchell not only offers award-winning wines at his Charles Mitchell Vineyards, but also pizza, Maine lobster, popcorn, and bocce ball. He has also joined the figh||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTodd Morgan & The Emblems and music appreciation||It would be easy for Todd Morgan & The Emblems to follow the often tread cover band path, but it has raised the bar with songwriting influenced by rockabilly, jazz, Big Band, and rock. Todd Morgan discusses his influences, and the band’s third r||10/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|