Musing Over the Fire

Musing Over the Fire

As a Texan, I just spent my first winter in Northwest Illinois where temperatures drop well below zero. Anyone who has spent any amount of time in the cold knows the comfort that a warm crackling fire can bring to the soul. One must admit how captivating it can be....
Where Are You F.R.O.M.? A Tool For Conversation

Where Are You F.R.O.M.? A Tool For Conversation

Whether traveling on an airplane while sitting next to a fellow passenger for 3 hours or at an awkward family reunion where you hardly know anybody anymore, it seems that striking up a conversation and keeping it going is difficult in this digital age. I don’t know...
The Two Engines

The Two Engines

Putting diesel fuel into a gasoline engine could cause extensive damage. You would have to empty and clean the tank, flush the fuel system and hope for the best. Those who own both diesel and gasoline vehicles know this danger well. This analogy plays very well with...
The Best Media Filter

The Best Media Filter

Most of you wouldn’t drink water from a stream without first running it through a filter to prevent impurities from making it into your cup. These unfiltered impurities could cause severe sickness or even death. In the same way, have you considered your unfiltered...
The M Alliterations to THRIVE

The M Alliterations to THRIVE

Recently our team at Media Talk 101 wrote an eBook called, “A Parent’s Guide to Thrive as a Family in the Digital Age.” In this eBook you will find that the following alliterations are helpful hints to having a balanced diet in the home: Motivation,...