moving the podcast – interview from December 2, 2014
Episode 32. Walk with us as Carolyn Congelosi takes me on a walking tour of her business, Watermark Farm. Listen in as she educates me on horses, show training, and what it takes to run a horse farm.
“They awe me every day. I love it, I love being here. There’s not a day that I would not want to be around them and help them and work with them and take care of them. And love them. It really fills me, fills my soul for sure.”
0:00 ~ welcome to Watermark Farm
5:10 ~ competing and the horse show community
9:55 ~ being a trainer and starting a horse farm
15:05 ~ horses as pets and athletes
20:10 ~ meet Nikki and Markie (horses are big)
26:55 ~ a normal day at the farm…is hard work
32:05 ~ “find something you like to do and do it”
Episode 28. Alaina and Peyton are working on a school project about suicide awareness, a subject which, in Alaina’s words, “a lot of people don’t like to talk about because it’s a harsh topic. So we figured, why not us?” Listen in as they talk about their project, what it means to them and why they care so much.
“How much can a school do to prevent cancer? But there’s still support and awareness about it. You can’t prevent it. You can’t prevent cancer. You can’t prevent somebody from committing suicide. But you can raise awareness.”
0:00 ~ we never hear about it
11:05 ~ What should the school do?
13:25 ~ “those who suffer”
16:15 ~ the deep effects of suicide
22:10 ~ Can it be prevented?
27:00 ~ spreading awareness
moving the podcast – interview from February 4, 2014
Episode 24. Cherie talks about how modern technology effects friendship, the questions she’s asked most often, and why it is sometimes hard to open up and be vulnerable within our friendships. We also discuss why communication is so very important to all of our relationships.
“You can have a lot of different friends that are on a surface level, but if you don’t have somebody in your life who understands you for who you really are, that’s when those sad lonely feelings start creeping in.”
3:25 ~ Has technology changed friendship?
8:30 ~ common questions Cherie is asked
12:00 ~ honesty and vulnerability
16:45~ the stigma of “lonely”
22:35 ~ ways we harm our friendships
28:50 ~ how to strengthen our friendships
moving the podcast – interview from November 6, 2013
I don’t see my parents as much since they retired and moved a couple of hours away. So when I got the rare chance to spend an afternoon with my mom, I asked if she’d talk with me for the podcast. I wanted to hear about when she was growing up. Among other things, we talked about kids running freely all over the neighborhood, not keeping your front doors locked, and how things today are different and somehow still the same. I don’t ask enough about my parent’s histories, and this was a fun chat for me, getting to hear new stories and getting some of what I thought I knew cleared up a bit.
“I would not want to be a young adult or a young teenager again. But I would go back and be a kid again. Especially if I could pull up more of the memories of being a kid again, if I could just restore those memories.”
0:00 ~ surprised by retirement
3:10 ~ What was it like when you were a little girl?
9:50 ~ working parents and chores
14:30 ~ switches and wooden spoons and whatever was handy
18:50 ~ fathers, alcoholism, fish fries, and knowing your neighbors
26:35 ~ childhood memories (like sneaking out, stealing cherries, and chaining up your sister)