It’s the weekend – and you’re ready to start following your curiosity! Just in time, here are your Weekend Wonderings:
- What unexpected challenges may you face when learning something? This podcast focuses on just that subject. Monika Blackwell took a course on creating a podcast. However, she found that she had an expected twist in producing the story that was a course requirement. The focus of her story – a rooster named Buster Keaton, who had his own Facebook page – died. So how did she deal with this unexpected challenge? This short podcast describes Monika’s experience and also introduces you to Buster’s owner, Cheryl Geller.
- Have you thought about embracing a skill or hobby that you once did earlier in life? Marilyn Bell did. She was a renowned distance swimmer in her youth, but health issues in her 70s forced her out of the pool. However, a little luck put a new opportunity in Bell’s way and with some help from a trainer, she’s reformed her swimming stroke so she’s back in the water.
- Do you love Downton Abbey and find yourself starting to mourn the end of the series? Why not go back and watch all of the seasons again? You can follow each segment up with Houston Public Media’s production, Manor of Speaking. This show provides an analysis of each segment as well as a history lesson that provides some context. Segments periodically include a guest star, such as musician Lyle Lovett or cookbook author Ina Garten. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn and you’ll never be bored.
- Speaking of Ina Garten, have you tried her salmon with lentils? It’s quick, healthy and delicious!