That's A Wrap December
Hayes-Minney, Toolman Tim, and more
Just a quick little wrap up for December. I’ll have another Y2B or podcast up before 2022 closes focusing on end of year review and next year type stuff, so BOLO for that.
In the United States, Christmas is actually a secular holiday as far as the federal government is concerned. We have this thing against the government mandating religion on the citizens. But, the majority of the population, thus the elected representatives, that established and grew what became the United States, were Christians. I talk about that here.
I have always had some type of pet; dogs, cats, parakeets, finches, cockatoo, or fish. When I was two or three, Dad got me a black & tan hound he named Snoopy. That dog followed me everywhere. Counting my current rescue dogs, I have had no less than 10 dogs, and heaven knows how many cats, in my 57 years. I have a list of oils that you should not use around your dogs or cats here.
At my age, I’ve rotated through many Christmas traditions. As a child, I have memories of massive numbers of presents under the tree. Keeping my pajamas on till noon. Those pajamas with the attached slipper, called footted or footy pajamas. The plastic sole always sweated my feet, making them much colder once I got up.
LISA MINEY INTERVIEW
I’ve known Lisa Hayes-Miney for over 20 years. I’m not sure how I found her page, WV Cottages, but I reached out to her for advertising. I was building a website for my husband’s band, Rockin Horse, and wanted to promote them with an advertisement. Lisa knew full well that a Southern Rock band from West Virginia wasn’t a cottage industry, but she allowed limited promotion. Things changed. We changed with them. But Lisa and I have remained in contact since at least 1999.
She is probably the most diverse, and accomplished woman I know. She imagined, created, published, and distributed the most popular free magazine focusing on the local culture and activities for ten years. Printing 18k copies for distribution within 18 WV counties, 100 mailed subscriptions in 16 different states, with less than 1% not distributed, all while staying true to her calling as an author. She has reimagined, and recreated herself successfully multiple times.
Lisa agreed to an interview for my podcast (now available on more platforms). I broke the podcast in two episodes. I also posted the full interview on my Y2B channel.
My very first interview on the podcast was with a guy called Toolman Tim. His name is Tim Cook, and he and his wife Becky agreed to come on and chat. It was a hysterical two hours of international relations. Tim and Becky live in Alberta, Canada.
Tim does a Y2B channel where he tries out different tools, mostly the kind guys use, and discusses them on his channel. We started discussing tools women should have around the house, then talked about the differences in tools for women and men (based on the physical science of women’s smaller hands and lesser arm strength) then just generally chatted. It’s a two hour interview, but it went buy so quickly!
If you know anyone who would like to be interviewed have them reach out to me. I don’t have a big following, but you never know who might be listening.
The only thing I know of right now that I hope to achieve next year is my Ham Radio Technician’s License. I’m starting a study now. Want to join me?
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